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Courtesy of Ted Morris

USCGC MOJAVE
1939
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Courtesy of Bill Collette

USCGC MOJAVE
1944

Firing K guns

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Courtesy of Bill Collette

USCGC MOJAVE
1944

Firing K guns

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Courtesy of Bill Collette

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Courtesy of Bill Collette

USCGC MOJAVE
1944

Battling a Hurricane

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Courtesy of Bill Collette

USCGC MOJAVE
1944

Securing the Captains Gig that broke loose during the Hurricane.

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Courtesy of Bill Collette

Aboard the USCGC MOJAVE
1944

Retired MKCS Bill Collette has contributed many historical photos to this site. The above were taken by his father, GM3
Bill Collette. Bill Senior can be seen kneeling to the right of his shipmates aboard the Mojave.
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Courtesy of Jack Alberts

USCGC HAIDA WPG-45
June 1942 at Kodiak

Jack adds "Before WWII- note portholes.They were gone when I was on her in 1944. Can you imagine launching a weather balloon from the forward gun deck? We did, twice a day.....I was an Aerographers Mate." Thanks for your service Jack!

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Courtesy of Jack Alberts

USCGC HAIDA WPG-45
1945

In her war colors.
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Courtesy of Jim Fegan

USCGC TAMPA WPG-48
1945

Note the lightship in the background labeled "UPPER STATION SHIP"

This cutter was named in honor of the cutter Tampa sunk in action, with all hands, during World War I.
Builder: Union Construction Company, Oakland, California

Length: 240' Beam: 39' Draft: 13' 2" Displacement: 1,506 tons (trial); 1,955 tons (1945) Cost: $775,000 Commissioned: 15 September 1921 Decommissioned: 1 February 1947 Disposition: 22 September 1947 Machinery: 1 x General Electric 2,040 kVa electric motor driven by a turbo-generator; 2 x Babcock & Wilcox, cross-drum type, 200 psi, 750 F superheat Performance:
Maximum speed/endurance: 16.2 knots on trial (1921)
Maximum sustained: 15.5 knots, 3,500 mile radius (1945)
Economic speed/endurance: 9.0 knots @ 5,500 mile radius (1945)

Complement: 10 officers, 2 warrants, 110 men.

Electronics:
Detection Radar: SF-1; SC-3
Sonar: QCJ-2

Armament:

1921: 2 x 5"/51 single mounts; 2 x 6 pounders; 1 x 1 pounder
1942: 2 x 5"/51 single mounts; 1 x 3//50 (single); 2 x .50 caliber machine guns; 4 x "Y" guns; 2 depth charge tracks.
1945: 2 x 3"/50 single mounts; 4 x 20 mm/80 (single); 2 x depth charge tracks; 4 x "Y" guns; 2 x mousetraps.

She spent many years performing North Atlantic Convoy duty and was lead ship in Convoy SG19 when the USAT Dorchester was torpedoed in 1942 (see Escanaba).

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Courtesy of Jim Fegan

HARRY FEGAN was a crewman aboard the Tampa and is the contributors Father. Looks like he was a Machinist Mate and retired as a CPO. He turned 92 September 14th, 2007.

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Courtesy of Jim Fegan

Fegan family keepsakes.

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Courtesy of Jim Fegan

Tampa painting by one of Mr Fegan's shipmates.
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