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USCGC Yamacraw (CG 21)



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

ex-USRC Yamacraw

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


Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1909 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
  • Launched 24 October 1908
  • Commissioned 17 May 1910
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department after the war
  • Decommissioned 11 December 1937 at Curtis Bay, MD
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,080 t.
    1919 - 1,082 t.
  • Length 191' 8"
  • Beam 32' 6"
  • Draft 13'
    1919 - 18' 1"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 73
    1919 - 67
  • Armament: Two 6-pounder rapid fire guns (1909), two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts (1930)
  • Propulsion: One triple expansion steam engine (18", 29" and 47" diameter x 30" stroke), one shaft.
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    Yamacraw 90k c. 1914 U.S. Coast Guard
    Yamacraw 73k 21 January 1936
    Charleston, SC
    Anchored with captured rum runner Pronto alongside

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT Randolph Ridgely, Jr., USCG - USNA Class of 1892 and 1894 (Bilged out of both)
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) - Retired as Rear Admiral
    1917 - 8 August 1918
    02CAPT John G. Berry, USCG - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918) and the Portugese Commander of the Military Order of the Avis8 August 1918
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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    Yamacraw history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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