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USCGC Onondaga (CG 5)



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

ex-USRC Onondaga

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


Algonquin Class Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1898 by the Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, OH
  • Commissioned USRC Onondaga 24 October 1898
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department in 1919
  • Designated CG-5
  • Decommissioned 5 November 1919 at Baltimore, MD and sold for scrap.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,190 t.
    1919 - 1,192 t.
  • Length 205' 6"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 13' 2"
    1919 - 17' 11"
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 73
    1919 - 81
  • Armament: Four 6-pounders
  • Propulsion one triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Onondaga 115k Underway at the 1901 America's Cup races
    Library of Congress photos LC-D4-21669 and LC-D4-21670 from the Detroit Photographic Co.
    Mike Green
    Onondaga 134k
    Onondaga 76k Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

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