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ex-USCGC Guthrie

Call sign (1919):
George - Vice - Boy - Quack

ex-USS Guthrie
ex-USRC Guthrie

Guthrie served the Revenue Cutter Service, the U. S. Navy and the Coast Guard.

Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1895 by the R. M. Spedden Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Commissioned 8 July 1895
  • Transferred to the Navy 24 March 1898
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 17 August 1898
  • Transferred to the Navy in 1917
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919
  • Decommissioned 24 October 1941 at Portland, ME, sold and renamed MacArthur
  • Acquired by the Navy 24 February 1942 and reclassified as a District Heating Scow YHT-7
  • Transferred February 1947 to the War Shipping Administration for disposal and struck from the Naval Register
  • Acquired in 1947 by the A. J. Kennedy Towing Co. of Elizabeth, NJ and renamed Elma M. Kennedy
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 149 t.
  • Length 88' 6"
  • Beam 17' 6"
  • Draft 7' 4"
    1919 - 9' 6"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 10
  • Propulsion: One Scotch boiler, one 225hp vertical compound steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Guthrie 1.6m Constructor drawings
    National Archives photo
    Tracy White
    Photo added 11 December 2019
    Guthrie 46k Photo from the 1914 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst
    Guthrie 215k c. January 1928
    Portland, ME
    Photo from "U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II" by Robert L. Scheina

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