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USCGC Wissahickon (CG 12)



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

ex-USRC Wissahickon

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


Winnisimmet Class Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1904 by the Spedden Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Launched 11 June 1904
  • Commissioned USRC Wissahickon 3 December 1904
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned 8 May 1935 at New York, sold to the Curtis Bay Company of Baltimore and renamed Atlas
  • Acquired in 1968 by Forster Towing
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 182 t.
    1919 - 194 t.
  • Length 96' 6"
  • Beam 20' 6"
  • Draft 9'
    1919 - 10' 3"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 11
    1919 - 10
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: One Babcock and Wilcox watertube boiler, one 500shp reciprocating steam engine, one shaft.
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    Wissahickon 39k Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

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