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Haida Class, U.S. Coast Guard Gunboat Cutters


Photograph of Haida class Coast Guard cutter

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Specifications:


Tonnage 1955 tons standard
Dimensions 240' by 39' by 17'9"
73.15m by 11.89m by 5.41m
Maximum speed       15 knots
Complement
122
Armament 2x1 5"/51 guns
2x1 3"/50 AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft diesel-electric (2600 hp)
Modifications
There are indications that the 5" guns were replaced with 4 20mm Oerlikon AA guns and ASW armament of 4 depth charge throwers and 2 Mousetraps.


The Haidas (also known as the Tampas) were Coast Guard gunboat cutters completed in 1921-1922. Designed for peacetime use in law enforcement and search and rescue, tthey were used as picket boats in secondary theaters, including Alaska.

Units in the Pacific:

Haida     
Alaska?

References

"The Coast Guard at War" (accessed 2016-7-2)
Willmott (1983)



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