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Bedford, 1942

WPYc-346; ex-Condor; ex-Carolus; ex-Athero, ex-Gypsy Jo; ex-Gem

Builder: George Lawley & Son Corp., Neponset, MA


Private: 1913

USCG: 28 July 1942


Disposition: Transferred to US Navy 22 January 1943

Cost: Acquistion $20,000; Conversion $ 23, 774


Displacement (tons)- 370 (1942)

Tonnage- 201 gross (1941); 113 net (1941)

Length- 164' 6" oa

Beam- 18'

Draft- 7' max (1941)


Main Engines- Steam

SHP- 2,300

Propellers- Single

Armament- N/A

Design & Service

A steel-hulled yacht designed by Cox & Stevens.

Acquired in Chicago, IL; 1942-1943 assigned to Gulf Sea Frontier; she was stationed at New Orleans, LA.


Robert Scheina.  U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1982.

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