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ex-USCGC Scout

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

ex-USS Scout
ex-USRC Scout

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


  • 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 at Astoria, OR 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 6 November 1924
  • Decommissioned 15 March 1930
  • Sold 15 May 1930
  • Registered in 1931 to Kenneth C. Purdy of Beverly Hills, CA as the yacht Clarence A
  • Renamed Hi-Ho in 1933
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 40 t.
    1931 - 30 t.
  • Length 61' 6"
    1931 - 56.7'
  • Beam 13'
    1933 - 13.2'
  • Draft 5' 6"
    1919 - 6'
    1931 - 5.6'
  • Speed 11 kts.
  • Complement: Six
    1931 - Two
  • Armament: One 3-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 50hp 6-cylinder gasoline engine, one shaft.
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