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USCGC Snohomish (CG 16)

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

ex-USRC Snohomish

Call sign (1912):
Rush - Cast - Fox

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

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.


  • 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 292k From the collection of Arthur Heinickle David Rasmusson
    Snohomish 232k Seward, AK
    From the collection of Arthur Heinickle
    Snohomish 238k
    Snohomish 164k Photo by J. B. Weed
    From the collection of Arthur Heinickle
    Snohomish 229k 5 March 1915
    Hoisting a mine found in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, WA
    Photo by J. B. Weed
    From the collection of Arthur Heinickle
    Snohomish 145k 4 July 1915
    Photo by J. B. Weed
    From the collection of Arthur Heinickle
    Snohomish 291k 3 January 1916
    Grounded at Restoration Point, Bainbridge Island, WA
    Photo by J. B. Weed
    From the collection of Arthur Heinickle
    Snohomish 70k Photo from the 1924 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst
    Snohomish 67k Port Angeles, WA
    Photo from the John M. MacFarlane collection
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    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT(T) Gustavus U. Stewart, USCG1919
    02LT Henry G. Hemingway, USCG - Awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal (1928)
    Retired as Captain
    03LT 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
    Commanding Officers
    01Master Frederick R. MacFarlane1937 - 1947
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for Snohomish

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