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ex-USCGC Messenger

Call sign:
George - Vice - Fox - Jig

ex-USS Marguerite (SP 193)

Marguerite served both the U. S. Navy and U. S. Coast Guard.


  • Built in 1916 by Smith-Williams Co., Salisbury, MD
  • Acquired by the Navy 27 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Marguerite (SP 193), 2 October 1917
  • Renamed Messenger 16 December 1919
  • Transferred to the Coast Guard 19 December 1919 at Key West, FL
  • Renamed AB-8, 6 November 1923
  • Condemned by Board of Survey 18 February 1931 and disposed of by sale
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 33 t.
    1922 - 12 t.
  • Length 60'
  • Beam 13'
  • Draft 2' 9"
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement: Six
    1922 - Five
  • Armament: One 1-pounder and one machine gun
  • Propulsion: One 60hp 6-cylinder Lamb gasoline engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Marguerite 64k Photographed prior to her World War I U.S. Navy service
    U.S. Navy photo NH 101981
    Naval Historical Center

    Commanding Officers
    01Boatswain's Mate Third Class Henry Eldredge Sweet, USNRF27 February 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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