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USCGC Fir (WLM 212)
ex-USCGC Fir (WAGL 212)

Call sign:
Nan - Roger - Yoke - Roger

Coast Guard Cutter:

  • Laid down 7 January 1939 by Moore Dry Dock Co., Oakland, CA
  • Launched 22 March 1939
  • Ships sponsor, Harriet Birta Mason of Sacramento, California, the daughter of Major General Wallace A. Mason, California National Guard
  • Commissioned USCGC Fir (WAGL 212) 1 October 1940 at Seattle, WA
  • Reclassified in 1965 as a Coastal Buoy Tender WLM-212
  • "Mother Fir" ex-"Building 212" decommission 1 October 1991
  • Laid up at the Maritime Administration, Suisun Bay, California in 1997
  • Transferred 30 September 2002 to the Liberty Maritime Museum in Sacramento, California.


  • Displacement 885 t.
  • Length 174' 8½"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 11' 3"
  • Complement 30
    1942 - 74
    1991 - 41
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Armament: One 3"/50 mount, two 20mm mounts two .50 cal. machine guns and two depth charge tracks (All removed in 1945)
  • Propulsion: Two oil-fired Babcock and Wilcox watertube boilers, two 500shp triple expansion steam engines, two shafts
    Converted to diesel in 1951 and driven by two 4-cylinder 675shp Fairbanks-Morse 38 8-1/8 diesel engines.

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    Fir 9170k Photo from Liberty-Maritime Museum John Spivey

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