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USCGC Hemlock (WAGL 217)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Yoke - Easy

ex-USLHT Hemlock

Hemlock served both the U.S. Light House Service and Coast Guard

Coast Guard Cutter:

  • Built in 1934 by Berg Shipbuilding Company, Seattle, Washington
  • Commissioned USLHT Hemlock in 1934
  • Reclasified USCGC Hemlock (WAGL 217) in 1939
  • Decommissioned 17 June 1958
  • Sold 2 August 1961
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,005 t.
  • Length 174' 6"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 13' 3"
  • Complement 47
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Armament: One depth charge track (1945)
  • Propulsion: Two Foster-Wheeler watertube boilers, two 500bhp triple expansion steam engines, two shafts.
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