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Search, 1917

(AB-12), (CGC-12)

Built: Dachel Carter Company, Benton Harbor, MI 

Cost:  Unknown

Machinery: Gasoline engine

Top Speed: 14 knots

Length: 40' 

Beam: 14'

Draft: 3'

Displacement: 12 tons

Launched: Unknown

Acquired : 18 April 1917

Decommissioned: 1940

Disposition: Unknown

Complement: 3

Armament: Unknown

Cutter History:

Search was stationed at Chicago, IL and renamed AB-12 on 6 November 1923. Later transferred to Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 1933, the cutter was renamed CGC-12 in 1939 or 1940. 


Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

U.S. Coast Guard.  Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).

Last Modified 1/12/2016