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USCGC Androscoggin (WPG 14)

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

ex-USRC Androscoggin

Call sign (1912):
Rush - Cast - Dog

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

Androscoggin Class Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1907 by Rodermond Brothers, Tompkins Cove, NY and Pusey and Jones, Wilmington, DE
  • Launched 16 January 1907
  • Placed in service 8 July 1908 as USRC Androscoggin
  • Commissioned 11 July 1908 at the Coast Guard Depot Arundel Cove, MD
  • Grounded 4 January 1914 at Cove Point, MD. Floated free by USRC Apache
  • Acquired by the Navy 6 April 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned 26 August 1921 at Coast Guard Depot South Baltimore, MD
  • Sold 10 May 1922 to Charles A. Jording of Baltimore, MD
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,605 t.
  • Length 210'
  • Beam 35' 2"
  • Draft 17' 6"
    1919 - 26' 3"
  • Speed 13.2 kts.
  • Complement 44
    1919 - 74
  • Armament: Four 6-pounders
    1918 - Three 3"/50 mounts, one 6-pounder, two machine guns and one Y-gun depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two single ended boilers, one 1,600hp triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Androscoggin 36k

    Androscoggin - A river formed on the Maine-New Hampshire border by the confluence of the Magalloway River and a short outlet of Umbagog Lake. The stream flows generally south for some 35 miles through New Hampshire, then turns eastward, enters Maine a few miles west of Gilead, and meanders along a generally southeasterly course until joining the Kennebec below Bowdoinham in an estuary of the Atlantic called Merrymetting Bay.

    A county in Maine also carries the name Androscoggin which in turn is derived from the name of an Indian tribe which lived on the banks of the river. The word Androscoggin is an Indian term meaning "fishing place for alewives" or "spear fishing."

    Tommy Trampp
    Photos added 25 October 2021
    Androscoggin 24k
    Androscoggin 93k c. 1908
    Coast Guard photo
    Coast Guard History Website
    Androscoggin 51k Photo from the 1919 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst
    Androscoggin 153k 14 May 1920
    USCGC Androscoggin at dock at Boston Navy Yard, MA. The wooden planking of the hull can clearly be seen
    Photo by Crosby Naval Photgrapher, 11 Portland St., Boston, MA
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo S-553-K
    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 25 October 2021

    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT H. M. Broadbent, USRCS1910
    02CAPT George M. Daniels, USRCS1912
    03CAPT W. E. W. Hall, USRCS1914
    04CAPT Henry Granville Fisher, USCG1919
    05CAPT John Boedeker, USCG1920
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Wolfgang Hechler

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    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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