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USCGC AB-11
ex-USCGC Scout



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

ex-USS Scout
ex-USRC Scout

Scout served the U. S. Customs Service, Navy and Coast Guard.


Launch:

  • The first Scout was built in 1903 as Patrol at Astoria, OR for the United States Customs Service
  • Transferred to the United States Revenue Cutter Service in May 1914 and placed in service as USRC Scout
  • Placed in service in the United States Coast Guard on 8 March 1915 as USCGC Scout
  • In April 1917, soon after the United States entered World War I, she was taken over by the U.S. Navy and placed in service as USS Scout
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Renamed AB-11 in 1923
  • Served the Coast Guard until 1930
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 40 t.
  • Length 60' 6"
    1919 - 61' 6"
  • Beam 13'
  • Draft 5' 6"
    1919 - 6'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: Gasoline engine, one shaft.
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