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|Tonnage||337 tons fully loaded|
|Dimensions||165' by 25'3" by 7'8"
50.3m by 7.70m by 2.34m
|Maximum speed||16 knots|
|Armament||1 3"/23 gun
2 depth charge tracks
1 "Y" depth charge thrower
||2-shaft Winton Model 158 6-cylinder diesels
|Range||2010 nautical miles (2800 km) at 14 knots
3450 nautical miles (4800 km) at 11 knots
7380 nautical miles (10,300 km) at 6 knots
||Armament was increased to 2 3"/50 guns, 2 20mm Oerlikon
guns, 2 depth charge tracks, 2 depth charge throwers,
and 2 Mousetrap by
1945. Sensors included SF radar
and QCO sonar.
Also known as "B" class
cutters or the Thetis class, these ships were originally
built to help enforce Prohibition by tracking smuggler craft back
to their mother ships. This required good seakeeping and long
range. Prohibition ended soon after their construction, and they
proved adaptable to the escort role during the Second World War.
Their twin rudders gave them excellent maneuverability, and two U-boats were sunk by units
of this class. They cost about $258,000 each.
U.S. Coast Guard (accessed 2016-12-27)
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