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USCGC Winnisimmet (WYT 84)



Call sign:
Nan - Rush - King - Oboe

ex-USCGC Winnisimmet (CG 9)



Call sign (Early 1919):
George - Have - Fox - Watch


Call sign (Late 1919):
Nan - Able - Cast - George

ex-USRC Winnisimmet


Winnisimmet served the Revenue Cutter Service and the U. S. Navy

Winnisimmet Class Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1902 by the Spedden Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Launched 11 October 1902
  • Completed and commissioned USRC Winnisimmet 30 July 1903
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Designated CG-9
  • Reclassified WYT-84
  • Decommissioned in October 1945
  • Sold 22 July 1946
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 182 t.
  • Length 96' 6"
  • Beam 20' 6"
  • Draft 9'
    1919 - 10' 3"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1945 - 10
  • Propulsion: One Babcock and Wilcox watertube boiler, one 500shp reciprocating steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Winnisimmet 229k Original photo: Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Replacement photo: c. 1903
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina
    Robert Hurst

    Revenue Cutter History:

    A word from the Massachusett's Native American tribe meaning "good spring nearby."

    Wissahickon was a 182-ton, 96' 6"-foot harbor tug, one of two Winnisimmet-class tugs built by the Spedden Company in Baltimore, Maryland, the other being Winnisimmet. Winnisimmet was a 182-ton, 96' 6"-foot harbor tug, one of two Winnisimmet-class tugs built by the Spedden Company in Baltimore, Maryland, the other being the Wissahickon. Winnisimmet was launched on 11 October 1902 and was completed on 30 July 1903. She was placed under the command of Captain George H. Gooding, USRCS, and was ordered to Boston, Massachusetts.

    She was transferred to the Navy on 6 April 1917 and was returned to Treasury Department control on 28 August 1919. She was then assigned to Baltimore, Maryland, where she served until 1932 when she was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia. She remained in service there for the rest of her service career, including World War II. She was decommissioned in October, 1945 and was sold on 22 July 1946.


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