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USCGC Haida (WPG-45)
Career (USA) Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Name: USCGC Haida (WPG-45)
Namesake: Haida
Builder: Union Construction Company, Oakland, California
Cost: $775,000
Laid down: 27 September 1920
Commissioned: 26 October 1921
Decommissioned: 13 February 1947
Fate: Sold, 20 January 1948
Scrapped, 1951
General characteristics (1945)[1]
Class & type: Tampa-class cutter
Displacement: 1,955 long tons (1,986 t)
Length: 240 ft (73 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draft: 13 ft 2 in (4.01 m)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × General Electric 2.040 kVa motor with turbo generator
  • 2 × Babcock & Wilcox cross-drum 200 psi boilers
  • 1 × Propeller
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)
Range: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km; 6,300 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Complement: 96
Sensors and
processing systems:
SA radar
SL radar
QCJ-3 sonar
Armament:

USCGC Haida (WPG-45) was a 240-foot Tampa-class United States Coast Guard cutter in commission from 1921 until 1947.

Ship historyEdit

The ship was laid down at the Union Construction Company in Oakland, California on 27 September 1920. She was launched on 19 April 1921, christened by Mrs. Frank G. Law, and commissioned on 4 October 1921.[1]

Haida was first stationed at Seattle, Washington, before joining the Bering Sea Patrols, based from Unalaska, Alaska. Her duties included providing medical services, search and rescue, maintaining aids to navigation, fishery patrols, and attempts to enforce Prohibition regulations. In 1924 she supported the U.S. Army's circumnavigation the globe by air.[1]

On 7 December 1941 Haida was undergoing repairs at the Puget Sound Navy Yard. She returned to duty in Alaskan waters in early 1942, carrying out escort and rescue duties. She was assigned to weather ship duty in 1943, which continued through until March 1946.[1]

Haida was decommissioned on 13 February 1947, and sold in 1948 to the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company. She was scrapped in 1951.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Haida, 1921". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2012. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Haida_1921.asp. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 



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