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Berkshire, 1942


Builder: Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearney, NJ


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


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

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.


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.

Last Modified 11/17/2014