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Belmont, 1942

WYP-341


Builder: Akers Mek. Vaerks, Oslo, Norway

Commissioned: 1929 (commercial), 14 December 1942 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 18 October 1945 and sold 20 November 1946

Length: 115' 7"

Navigation Draft: 13' 2"

Beam: 23' 9"

Displacement: 588 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 750 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: 12 knots, 1,900 mile radius

Complement: NA

Armament: NA


Vessel History:

A former whaler transferred to the Coast Guard from the War Shipping Administration.  The Coast Guard crews found her crowded and wet.  Conversion costs were $220,285.

The Belmont performed patrol duty in the EASTSEAFRON and was stationed at Balboa, Canal Zone and Miami, Florida.


Sources:

Cutter History File, Coast Guard Historian's Office.

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


Last Modified 11/17/2014