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USCGC Tuscarora (CG 7)



Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Fox - Sail

ex-USRC Tuscarora


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

Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1901 by the William R. Trigg Co., Richmond, VA
  • Launched 12 October 1901
  • Commissioned USRC Tuscarora 27 December 1902 at Baltimore, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy during World War I and returned to the Treasury Department at the end of hostilities
  • Designated CG-7
  • Decommissioned 1 May 1936
  • Sold in 1937 to Texas Refrigerator Steamship Lines for use as a banana boat
  • Sold for scrap in 1939 to the Boston Iron & Metal Company, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 620 t.
    1919 - 739 t.
    1933 - 849 t.
  • Length 178'
  • Beam 30'
  • Draft 10' 11"
    1919 - 15' 3"
  • Cruising speed 4.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
    1919 - 64
  • Armament: Two 6-pounders
    1917 - One 3"/50 mount, one 6-pounder, two machine guns and two depth charge tracks
    1919 - One 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox single ended boilers, one vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Tuscarora 16k .
    U.S. Coast Guard photo
    U.S. Coast Guard

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT(T) Hiram R. Searles, USCG1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for Tuscarora

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