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Active Class, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters


Photograph of Active-class Coast
                Guard cutter

U.S. Coast Guard

Schematic diagram of Active class
              cutter

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage 232 tons standard
Dimensions 125' by 23'6" by 7'6"
38.1m by 7.2m by 2.3m
Maximum speed       13 knots
Complement
21
Armament 1 3"/23 AA gun
2 depth charge tracks
Machinery
2-shaft Cooper-Bessemer EN-9 diesel (600 bhp)
Bunkerage
22 tons
Range 3500 nautical miles (6500 km) at 8 knots
Modifications
Armament was increased to 1 40mm Bofors AA gun, 2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns, 2 depth charge tracks, and 2 Mousetrap by 1945


Typically described as patrol boats, the Actives were completed in 1926-1927 to trail "mother ships" involved in rum-running during Prohibition. They proved highly durable and were still in use in the 1970s. Ten units were temporarily converted to buoy tenders during the Pacific War, and one served on Ice Patrol.

Units in the Pacific:

Alert
Alameda
Bonham
Alaska
Ewing
San Diego
McLane
Ketchikan
Morris
San Diego
Nemaha     
Ketchikan
Pulaski
Alameda
Reliance    
Cordova
Tiger
Honolulu


References

ONI 222 (1945-9-1)

U.S. Coast Guard (accessed 2011-11-14)

Worth (2001)



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