Builder: Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearney, NJ
USCG: 1 May 1942
Decommissioned: 31 August 1942
Disposition: returned to Maritime Commission 31 August 1942
Cost: Acquisition from U.S. Maritime Commission
Displacement (tons)- 14, 460 fl (1942)
Tonnage- 5,486 gross
Length- 350' 7" oa
Beam- 52' 1" max
Draft- 19' max (1942)
Main Engines- 1 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam
Design & Service:
Berkshire was a former coastal passenger-cargo ship acquired from Merchants & Miners Transportation Co. by the US Maritime Commission in December 1941.
1942 used for training.
Cutter History File. USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.
Robert Scheina. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1982.