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  1. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    They both served in Vietnam in Squadron Three.
  2. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    Coast Guard Squadron Three High Endurance Cutters Assigned FIRST DEPLOYMENT Barataria (WHEC 381) 4 May 67 - 25 Dec 67 Half Moon (WHEC 3 ) 4 May 67 - 29 Dec 67 Yakutat (WHEC 380) 4 May 67 - 1 Jan 68 Gresham (WHEC 387) 4 May 67 - 28 Jan. 68 Bering Strait (WHEC 382) 4 May 67 - 18 Feb. 68 Second Deployment Duane (WHEC 33) 4 Dec 67 - 28 July 68 Androscoggin (WHEC 68) 4 Dec. 67 - 4 Aug 68 Campbell (WHEC 32) 14 Dec 67 - 12 Aug 68 Minnetonka (WHEC 67) 5 Jan. 68 - 29 Sep. 68 Winona (WHEC 65) 25 Jan. 68 - 17 Oct. 67 Third Deployment Bibb (WHEC 31) 4 July 68 - 28 Feb 69 Ingham (WHEC 35) 16 July 68 - 3 Apr 69 Owasco (WHEC 39) 23 July 68 - 21 Mar 69 Wachusett (WHEC 44) 10 Sep 68 - 1 June 69 Winnebago (WHEC 40) 20 Sep 68 - 19 July 69 Fourth Deployment Spencer (WHEC 36) 11 Feb 69 - 30 Sep 69 Mendota (WHEC 69) 28 Feb 69 - 3 Nov 69 Sebago (WHEC 42) 2 March 69 - 16 Nov 69 TANEY (WHEC 37) 14 May 69 - 31 Jan 70 Klamath (WHEC 66) 7 July 69 - 3 April 70 Fifth Deployment Hamilton (WHEC 715) 1 Nov 69 - 25 Nov 70 Dallas (WHEC 716) 3 Nov 69 - 19 June 70 Chase (WHEC 718) 6 Dec 69 - 28 May 70 Mellon (WHEC 717) 31 Mar 70 - 2 July 70 Pontchartrain (WHEC 70) 9 May 70 - 3 Sep 70 Sixth Deployment Sherman (WHEC 720) 22 Apr 70 - 25 Dec 70 Bering Strait (WHEC 382) 17 May 70 - 31 Dec 70 ++ + Yakutat (WHEC 380) 17 May 70 - 31 Dec 70 ++ + Seventh Deployment Rush (WHEC 723) 28 Oct 70 - 15 July 71 Morgenthau (WHEC 722) 6 Dec. 70 - 31 July 71 Eighth Deployment Castle Rock (WHEC 383) 9 July 71 - 21 Dec 71 + Cook Inlet (WHEC 384) 2 Jul. 71 - 21 Dec. 71 + + Turned over to the South Vietnamese government. ++ Second deployment. Squadron Three Statistics (4 Apr 1967 - 31 Jan 1972) Miles Cruised -----------------------------------1,292,094 Vessels Inspected ----------------------------------50,000 Personnel Detained ------------------------------------138 Naval Gunfire Support Missions ----------------------1,368 Enemy Killed/wounded-in-action ------------------------722
  3. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    In early 1967, the Navy requested that the Coast Guard provide five high-endurance cutters for duty with the Navy’s Coastal Surveillance Forces. On April 24, Coast Guard Squadron Three (RONTHREE) was formed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and, in May, the high-endurance cutter Barataria fired the first RONTHREE naval gunfire support mission of the war. In February 1968, cutters Winona and Androscoggin engaged enemy trawlers and destroyed them with the aid of Coast Guard and Navy patrol boats while the cutter Minnetonka (image left) drove off another. This action was the largest naval engagement of the Vietnam War. Of the 56 cutters that served in Vietnam, 30 were turned over to South Vietnam and Coast Guardsmen trained their Vietnamese crews to operate the vessels. These were smaller patrol boats like the 82 footers. 8,000 Coast Guardsmen served in Vietnam
  4. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    True they do not have big guns but some can be outfitted with torp tubes and depth charge racks. My ship patrolled 150 miles off the coast if you want to call that coastal ok. Some were in Vietnam for the blockade. We were in a hurricane with 30 foot seas and 90 knot winds to take 9 crewman from a freighter that broke in half. Our ship did just fine. The Alert. 1974
  5. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    When war was declared the Coast Guard was changed so that it was under the department of the Navy. That being said most Coasties served aboard Navy ships. Such as the Frigates listed above.
  6. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    You can see The Belfast PF-35 was maned by the US Coast Guard on loan from the Royal Navy. https://uboat.net/allies/ships/uscg.htm
  7. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    Cutters 240 foot gunboats: 1780 tons, 16 knots, 2x5" 2x3" and 4x20mm guns. Haida (WPG-45), Modoc (WPG-46), Mojave (WPG-47), and Tampa (WPG-48) These cutters, launched in 1921, were assigned to the Greenland patrol. 165 foot patrol boats: 337 tons, 16 knots, 2x3" & 2x20mm guns. Argo (WPC-100), Ariadne (WPC-101), Atalanta (WPC-102) Aurora (WPC-103), Calypso (WPC-104), Cyane (WPC-105) Daphne (WPC-106), Dione (WPC-107), Galatea (WPC-108) Hermes (WPC-109), Icarus (WPC-110), Nemesis (WPC-111) Nike (WPC-112), Pandora (WPC-113), Perseus (WPC-114) Thetis (WPC-115) and Triton (WPC-116) These low endurance cutters were built in the early 1930's. Cutters of this class are credited with sinking U-157 and U-352 off the southeastern United States. 165 foot gunboats: 1005 tons, 13 knots, 2x3" & 3x20mm guns. Algonquin (WPG-75), Comanche (WPG-76), Escanaba (WPG-77) Mohawk (WPG-78), Onondaga (WPG-79), and Tahoma (WPG-80) These high endurance cutters, launched in 1934, were too slow for effective convoy escort. Tampa, Comanche, and Escanaba were escorting small convoy SG-19 when 5252 ton United States Army transport Dorcester was torpedoed by U-456. 677 men died in what is remembered as one of the United States worst troopship losses of the war. Escanaba was destroyed off Ivigtut, Greenland, 13 June 1943 by an explosion of undetermined cause. There were only 2 survivors from her crew of 105. 327 foot gunboats: 2216 tons, 20 knots, 125 men. Bibb (WPG-31), Campbell (WPG-32), Duane (WPG-33), Alexander Hamilton (WPG-34), Ingham (WPG-35), Spencer (WPG-35) and Taney (WPG-37) These cutters were built at the Philadelphia, New York, and Charleston navy yards in 1936 using the Washington naval treaty gunboat pattern of USS Erie (PG-50). (Erie was torpedoed by U-163 off Curacao on 12 November 1942.) The cutters rejected treaty armament of four 6"/47 guns in favor of lighter weapons. Taney mounted 4 single 5"/38 guns in enclosed mounts; but was considered less satisfactory than the remaining cutters which carried 3 single 5"/38 and 3 single 3"/50 guns in open mounts. Two cutters were assigned to each of the American transatlantic convoy groups. Those escort groups were filled out with Canadian corvettes and a few American flush deck destroyers. Hamilton was torpedoed by U-132 off Iceland and capsized in tow on 29 January 1942. Cutters of this class are credited with sinking U-175, U-606, and U-626 on the North Atlantic convoy routes. 304 foot frigates: 1430 tons, 18 kts, 180 men, 3x3" and 10x20mm guns. Tacoma (PF-3), Sausalito (PF-4), Hoquiam (PF-5) Pasco (PF-6), Albuquerque (PF-7), Everett (PF-8) Pocatello (PF-9), Brownsville (PF-10), Grand Forks (PF-11) Casper (PF-12), Pueblo (PF-13), Grand Island (PF-14) Annapolis (PF-15), Bangor (PF-16), Key West (PF-17) Alexandria (PF-18), Huron (PF-19), Gulfport (PF-20) Bayonne (PF-21), Gloucester (PF-22), Shreveport (PF-23) Muskegon (PF-24), Charlottesville (PF-25) Poughkeepsie (PF-26), Newport (PF-27), Emporia (PF-28) Groton (PF-29), Hingham (PF-30), Grand Rapids (PF-31) Woonsocket (PF-32), Dearborn (PF-33), Long Beach (PF-34) Belfast (PF-35), Glendale (PF-36), San Pedro (PF-37) Coronado (PF-38), Ogden (PF-39), Eugene (PF-40) El Paso (PF-41), Van Buren (PF-42), Orange (PF-43) Corpus Christi (PF-44), Hutchinson (PF-45), Bisbee (PF-46) Gallup (PF-47), Rockford (PF-48), Muskogee (PF-49) Carson City (PF-50), Burlington (PF-51), Allentown (PF-52) Machias (PF-53), Sandusky (PF-54), Bath (PF-55) Covington (PF-56), Sheboygan (PF-57), Abilene (PF-58) Beaufort (PF-59), Charlotte (PF-60), Manitowoc (PF-61) Gladwyne (PF-62), Moberly (PF-63), Knoxville (PF-64) Uniontown (PF-65), Reading (PF-68), Peoria (PF-69) Evansville (PF-70), New Bedford (PF-71), Lorain (PF-93) Milledgeville (PF-94), Orlando (PF-99), Racine (PF-100) Greensboro (PF-101) and Forsyth (PF-102) American shipyards built a modified version of the Royal Navy's RIVER class frigate. The United States Navy preferred American designed destroyer escorts being produced at the same time. The frigates (except for 21 delivered to the Royal Navy as their COLONY class) were assigned to Coast Guard personnel experienced with reciprocating machinery. Like the Coast Guard manned destroyer escorts, however, these ships were not officially transferred from the Navy to the Coast Guard. Moberly shares credit for sinking U-853 off New York. 255 foot gunboats: 1563 tons, 18 knots, 150 men, 2 twin 5"/38 guns. Owasco (WPG-39), Winnebago (WPG-40), Chautaqua (WPG-41) Sebago (WPG-42), Iroqois (WPG-43), Wachusett (WPG-44) Escanaba (WPG-64), Winona (WPG-65), Klamath (WPG-66) Minnetonka (WPG-67), Androscoggin (WPG-68) Mendota (WPG-69) and Ponchartrain (WPG-70) These were the first wartime constructed gunboats actually transferred to the Coast Guard. They were intended to replace the cutters loaned to the Royal Navy, and some repeated the names of earlier wartime losses. Delivery began in mid-1944, and some were not completed until after cessation of hostilities.
  8. Grumpy_Chief

    United States Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard had 17 gunboats available for North Atlantic convoy escort after ten were loaned to the Royal Navy in early 1941 as BANFF class sloops. With the exception of two conversions, Coast Guard received no more gunboats until 75 frigates became available beginning in mid-1943. Coast Guard personnel later manned 30 destroyer escorts. The 327 foot cutters were converted to amphibious force flagships in 1944-45 and Coast Guard personnel manned nearly 500 troop transports, LSTs, and smaller ships.
  9. Grumpy_Chief

    The Paolo Emilio

    I was really looking forward to this one for a long time. Totally ruined it. More like a big PT boat now.
  10. Grumpy_Chief

    Tier X blowouts

    I honestly do not know anyone that is still having fun with this game. Just trying to adapt but not having fun. Not even clan wars is fun anymore.
  11. Grumpy_Chief

    Just Got Daring

    OK, just kidding about Getting the Daring. It was the main topic. Oh well, have a nice day.
  12. Grumpy_Chief

    Just Got Daring

    Oh wow I am so very sorry. Well there is only 1 thing to do now. You must be Quarantined for 14 days. Somebody should have warned you.
  13. Grumpy_Chief

    How did you come up with you account name ?

    Retired Chief that gets Grumpy. 1. For coffee cup getting empty. 2. Rum and what ever getting empty. 3. Playing DD's in this game. 4. Playing Ranked battles. 5. Playing this game.
  14. Grumpy_Chief

    Ap rockets....CV's in clan battles???

    This is the same way they ruined tanks with artillery and now they are crying for us to go back to tanks but they have not gotten rid of the arty. Last time I play it I got one shot from god only knows where and that was supposed to be fun. Now they are doing the same thing with the aircraft. Wave after wave of it but you can't see the source to do anything about it. We're having some fun now!!!
  15. Grumpy_Chief

    Let's be nice...

    I am the epitome of niceness, don't let the name fool you.