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Berkshire, 1942

WIX


Builder: Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearney, NJ

Commissioned:

Commercial: 1923

USCG: 1 May 1942

Decommissioned: 31 August 1942

Disposition: returned to Maritime Commission 31 August 1942

Cost: Acquisition from U.S. Maritime Commission

Hull:

Displacement (tons)- 14, 460 fl (1942)

Tonnage- 5,486 gross

Length- 350' 7" oa

Beam- 52' 1" max

Draft- 19' max (1942)

Machinery

Main Engines- 1 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam

IHP- 2,700

Propellers- Single

Armament- N/A


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.


Sources:

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.


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