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USCGC Arcata (CG 11)

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

Call sign (1924):
Nan - Able - Dog - Dog

Call sign (1933):
Negative - Roger - King - Affirmative

ex-USRC Arcata

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

Revenue Cutter:

  • The first Arcata was built in 1903 by W. A. Boole and Son, San Francisco, CA
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Designated CG-11
  • Decommissioned 31 January 1936
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 138 t.
  • Length 85'
  • Beam 17' 6"
  • Draft 10' 4"
    1919 - 10' 6"
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement 14
    1919 - 12
    1930 - One 1-pounder
  • Propulsion: One Mosher boiler, one 225hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Arcata 68k Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

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