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WWII: Special Mission Cutters

Cable Layer Pequot

Designation Name Class Classification Hull Num Service Comments Pictures
USCGC Pequot
(ex USAMP General
Samuel M. Mills)
166 Mine Planter WARC 58 1922 - 1946 Acquired from the Army
Used for cable laying missions

Floating Machine Shop

Designation Name Class Classification Hull Num Service Comments Picture
(Former Alexander Hamilton)
Misc CGC 168 WIX 272 1942 - 1944 Replaced Alpha as the floating workshop at the Yard in Curtis Bay  

Training Cutters

Designation Name Class Classification Hull Num Service Comments Picture
USCGC Curlew Schooner 65 CG 65016 1940 - 1960 Donated to the Coast Guard on 31 Jan 1940
Used as an Academy training ship
1951: transferred to TRACEN Cape May
Used in boot camp training
USCGC Atlantic Three-masted
schooner 185
WIX 271 1941 - 1947 Launched in 1903 as a 3 masted gaff rigged racing schooner
1905 Won Kaiser's Cup with an Atlantic crossing of 12 days, 4 hrs, 1 min, 19 sec
Record stood for 75 years before being broken by a trimaran
Record stood for a mon-hull vessel until 2002
WWI - Submarine mother ship
Served as Academy training ship in WWII
Scrapped in 1982
Full size replica built in 2010
USCGC Volador Schooner 110 WIX 59 1942 - 1943 Designed by William Gardiner and built in 1926 in Wilmington, CA
Flagship of Commodore W. L. Valentine of the California Yacht Club
Acquired in 1942 as a district training vessel
Returned to owner in 1943
USCGC Danmark 295 Barque WIX 283 1942 - 1945 Danish Navy cadet training ship commanded by Captain Knud Hansen
Sailing in US waters when Germany invaded Denmark
Hansen sailed into Jacksonville and sought asylum
When US entered the war, Hansen volunteered his ship and crew as a training ship
For the duration of the war Danmark was the UCSGA training cutter
Returned to Denmark after the war
USCGC Bonneville (Former Cook) 110 SC-1 WIX 375 1943 - 1945 Second time in CG service
Used as Academy training cutter
USCGC Marita
(ex HMS Kaspar)
ex HMS Kilmacrennan)
HMS Kil Class 183 WYP 175 1943 - 1945    
(former Gov. Cobb)
Misc CGC 286 WPG 181 1943 - 1946 First turbin-propelled commercial ship in US (1906)
Served the navy as a training sship in WWI
Acquired by the CG in 1943 and used for training
Converted to a helicopter carrier and was instrumental
in proving the concept of helo ops from a ship
Considered the first helo carrier
USCGC Nellwood Patrol Yacht     1943 - 1947 Training ship