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Blanchard, 1942

WPYc-369
ex-CGR-106; ex-Nedra B; Alacrity


Builder: Pusey & Jones Company, Wilmington, Delaware

Length: 118'

Beam: 15'

Draft: 5' 6"

Displacement: 213 tons

Cost: $1 (acquisition); $2,390 (conversion)

Launched: 1910 (private)

Commissioned: 20 August 1942 (USCG)

Decommissioned: 25 November 1943

Disposition: Returned to owners

Machinery: 2 Winton gasoline engines; 175 SHP; twin propellers

Performance:

          Maximum Speed: 8.0 knots
          Economic/Cruising Speed: ?

Complement: N/A

Electronics: None

Armament: N/A


Cutter History:

Blanchard was a steel-hulled yacht designed by Cox & Stevens.  She was acquired from her owners to augment the coastal patrol during the U-boat blitz along the eastern seaboard in 1942.  She was assigned to the Gulf Sea Frontier and served out of Key West, Florida.  She conducted anti-submarine and escort of convoy patrols until she was decommissioned November, 1943.


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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