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Call sign:
George - Tare - Fox - Quack

Auxiliary Schooner/Patrol Boat:

  • The first Rainier was built as Patrol in 1917 at Portland, OR
  • Renamed Angel
  • Acquired by the Navy 7 June 1917
  • Commissioned USS Rainier 30 July 1917 at Mare Island, CA
  • Decommissioned 28 May 1919 at Mare Island
  • Struck from the Navy list 8 September 1919 and ordered to be sold
  • Sold 5 August 1921 to E. W. Cullen of Alameda, CA
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 340 t.
  • Length 119' 9"
  • Beam 26'
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 5 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two 4"/40 mounts and two machine guns
  • Propulsion: One 4-cylinder 200hp Union auxiliary gasoline engine and sail, one shaft.
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    Commanding Officers
    01LT James Laurance Kauffman , USN - USNA Class of 1908
    Awarded the Navy Cross (1918), the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (1945) and two Legions of Merit (1944/1946) - Retired as
    Vice Admiral
    30 July 1917
    02LTJG(T) Doile Greenwell, USN1918
    03LT John A. Beckwith, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Joe Radigan

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    DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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