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USCGC Chelan (1928)
Career (United States) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USCGC Chelan (1928)
Namesake: Lake Chelan
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down: 14 November 1927
Launched: 19 May 1928
Commissioned: 5 September 1928
Fate: Transferred to Royal Navy
2 May 1941
Career (United Kingdom) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Name: HMS Lulworth (Y 60)
Commissioned: 2 May 1941
Fate: Returned to USCG
23 October 1947
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 2,075 long tons (2,108 t)
Length: 250 ft (76 m)
Beam: 42 ft (13 m)
Draft: 12 ft 11 in (3.94 m)
Propulsion: 1 × General Electric turbine-driven 3,350 shp (2,500 kW) electric motor, 2 boilers
Speed: 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h; 17.0 mph) cruising
17.5 kn (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph) maximum
Complement: 97
Armament:

The USCGC Chelan (1928) was a Lake-class cutter belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 19 May 1928 and commissioned on 5 September 1928 .[1] After 13 years of service to the Coast Guard, she was transferred to the British Royal Navy as part of the Lend-Lease Act.

CareerEdit

US Coast Guard - ChelanEdit

After commissioning in November 1928, the Chelan was homeported in Seattle, Washington and assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol.[2]

Royal Navy - LulworthEdit

As part of the Lend-Lease Act she was transferred to the Royal Navy where she was renamed the HMS Lulworth (Y 60) and commissioned on 2 May 1941.[3]

US Coast Guard - Chelan (post war)Edit

After the war, she was returned to the USCG and ultimately sold on 23 October 1947.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Helgason, Guðmundur. "USCGC Chelan". http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/11113.html. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. "Chelan (1928)". US Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/chelan1928.asp.pdf. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  3. Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS Lulworth (Y 60)". http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/44.html. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 



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