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USCGC Pontchartrain (1928)
File:USCGC Pontchartrain.jpg
USCGC Pontchartrain; underway, pre-World War II.
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Name: USCGC Pontchartrain (1928)
Namesake: Lake Pontchartrain
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down: 29 November 1927
Launched: 16 June 1928
Commissioned: 13 October 1928
Decommissioned: 30 April 1941
Fate: Transferred to Royal Navy
30 April 1941
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Name: HMS Hartland (Y 00)
Commissioned: 30 April 1941
Fate: Sunk off Oran Harbour
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 Pontchartrain (1928) was a Lake-class cutter belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 16 June 1928 and commissioned on 13 October 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. She ultimately was sunk in 1942.

CareerEdit

US Coast Guard - PontchartrainEdit

After commissioning in November 1928, the Pontchartrain was homeported in Norfolk, Virginia and assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol.[2]

Royal Navy - HartlandEdit

As part of the Lend-Lease Act she was transferred to the Royal Navy where she was renamed the HMS Hartland (Y 00) and commissioned on 30 April 1941.[3] In November 1942, while taking part in Operation Torch, she was sunk by gunfire off Oran Harbor taking 34 crew members with her.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Helgason, Guðmundur. "USCGC Pontchartrain". http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/11114.html. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. "Pontchartrain (1928)". US Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Pontchartrain_1928.pdf. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  3. Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS Hartland (Y 00)". http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/44.html. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 



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