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Algonquin Class, U.S. Coast Guard Gunboat Cutters


Photograph of Algonquin class Coast Guard cutter

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Specifications:


Tonnage 1005 tons standard
Dimensions 165' by 36' by 14'
50.29m by 10.97m by 4.27m
Maximum speed       12 knots
Complement
98
Armament 2x1 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft geared turbine (1500 hp)
Modifications
Added 2 20mm Oerlikon AA guns and ASW armament of 2 depth charge tracks, 4 depth charge throwers and 2 Mousetraps.

The Algonquins were Coast Guard gunboat cutters completed in 1932-1934. Designed for peacetime use in law enforcement and search and rescue, they were used as picket boats in secondary theaters, including Alaska.

Units in the Pacific:

Oniondaga     
Alaska?

References

"Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945" (accessed 2016-7-2)
Willmott (1983)



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