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USCGC Mallow (WLB-396)
USCGC Mallow.jpg
USCGC Mallow underway in Honolulu Harbor
Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Mallow (WLB-396)
Namesake: Mallow plant
Builder: Zenith Dredge Corporation
Laid down: 10 October 1943
Launched: 9 December 1943
Commissioned: 6 June 1944
Decommissioned: 15 May 1997
Fate: Sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class & type: Iris-class buoy tender
Displacement: 935 long tons (950 t)
Length: 180 ft (55 m)
Beam: 47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)
Draft: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion: 1 × electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper Bessemer-type GND-8, 4-cycle diesels; single screw
Speed: 8.3 kn (15.4 km/h; 9.6 mph) cruising
13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph) maximum
  • 6 officers
  • 74 enlisted
  • 1 x 3 inch gun
  • 2 x 20mm/80
  • 2 x depth charge tracks
  • 2 x Mousetraps
  • 4 x Y-guns
  • The USCGC Mallow (WLB-396) was a Iris-class buoy tender belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 9 December 1943 and commissioned on 6 June 1944.[1]

    Career[edit | edit source]

    International radio call sign of
    USCGC Mallow (WLB-396)[1]
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    Upon being commissioned in June 1944, the Mallow was assigned to the 12th Coast Guard District and homeported in San Francisco where she was used for ATON in the Pacific until the end of World War II.[1] After the war, starting in September 1946, she was stationed in Astoria, Oregon. In February 1958 the Mallow assisted Yuma with towing the Tinian 6 miles south of Swiftsure Bank. In February 1989 she assisted with recovering debris from the United Airlines Flight 811 crash off Hawaii.[1]

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    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "USCG Mallow". US Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/mallow1944.asp. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 

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