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USCGC Haida, presumably in pre-war USCG service
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(Haida, native American tribe inhabiting parts of British Columbia and Alaska)
Type and Characteristics: Turbo-electric cutter, one of four Tampa-class (240-footers), WPG-45, built by Union Construction Company, Oakland, CA at cost of $775,000, laid down 27 September 1920, launched 19 April 1921, commissioned 4 or 26 October 1921, 1,506 tons displacement (1921), 1,955 tons (1945), 240ft long x 39ft beam x 13ft draft, 16kts, armed with 2-5in/2-6pdr/1-1pdr (1921), 2-3in/4-20mm/depth charges/Mousetrap A/S mortar (1943), 96 crew - 14 officers, 2 warrant officers, 80 men (1945).
Log Period and Areas of Service: 1921-47, Bering Sea, Prohibition duties, Alaskan waters escort duty in World War 2.
Summary of Service
4 October 1921 – Commissioned and sailed to the Mare Island Navy Yard to receive her armament; then stationed at Seattle, participating in the annual Bering Sea Patrols for the next 20 years.
1924 - With the cutter Algonquin, sailed in support of the U.S. Army's World Flight, the first attempt to circumnavigate the globe by air.
7 December 1941 - Haida was at the Puget Sound Navy Yard undergoing repairs.
13 January 1942 - She continued in her Coast Guard duties in the Bering Sea, also providing escort duties for convoys and US Army Transport ships.
1 January 1943 - Haida arrived at Seattle for overhaul.
23 February 1943 - On escort duty to and from the Aleutians and on anti-submarine patrol.
27 June 1943 – On weather patrol at station “A” fortnightly through 1944 and 1945, basing on Seattle.
4 April 1946 – Returned to escort duty between Alaskan ports and Continental U. S. ports.
13 February 1947 – Decommissioned; sold in 1948 to the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company.
Fate: Decommissioned 13 February 1947, sold 20 January 1948, scrapped 1951.
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