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USCGC Snohomish (CG 16)



Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Have - Nan

ex-USRC Snohomish


Snohomish served the U.S. Revenue Service, the Navy and Coast Guard


Snohomish served the Navies of the United States and the Argentina

Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1908 by Pusey and Jones Corp., Wilmington, DE
  • Launched 14 March 1908
  • Commissioned USRC Snohomish 15 November 1908
  • Designated USCGC Snohomish (CG 16) in 1915
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned in 1934 and sold to the Puget Sound Tug and Barge Co. of Seattle, WA
  • Acquired in 1937 by the Island Tug and Barge Co., Ltd. of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sold in 1947 to Argentina and renamed ARA Matarasin
  • Sold in 1960 to a towboat company in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Renamed Ona Sol in 1962
  • Sold for scrap in 1962.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 880 t.
  • Length 152'
  • Beam 29'
  • Draft 17' 6"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 53
    1919 - 41
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two boilers, one 1,200ihp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USCGC Snohomish
    Snohomish 73k U.S. Coast Guard
    Snohomish 70k Photo from the 1924 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst
    Snohomish
    Snohomish 67k Port Angeles, WA
    Photo from the John M. MacFarlane collection
    The Nauticapedia

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Henry G. Hemingway, USCG - Awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal (1928)
    Retired as Captain
    1922
    02LT Russel R. Waesche, Sr., USCG - School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service Class of 1906
    Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1945) and the Navy Commendation Ribbon - Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1936 through 1945
    Retired as Admiral
    1923
    03Master Frederick R. MacFarlane1937 - 1947
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    Snohomish history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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