USCGC Itasca (1907)
|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||U.S. Coast Guard|
|Builder:||Moore & Sons|
|Launched:||30 April 1892|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Mary Frances Moore|
|Recommissioned:||17 July 1907, as the Itasca|
|Renamed:||23 July 1906|
|Fate:||Sold, 11 May 1922|
|Propulsion:||triple expansion steam engine|
The Itasca was a 190-foot barquentine-rigged cutter, formerly a U.S. Navy training ship, the USS Bancroft. The commissioning of Itasca ushered in a new age of training with more modern equipment, and a triple-expansion steam engine that could power the cutter when sailing was not possible.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- "Bancroft". http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b2/bancroft-i.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-12.
- "U.S. Coast Guard Academy Timeline". http://www.cga.edu/display.aspx?id=331. Retrieved 2009-06-12.