USRC Mohawk (1904)
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|Namesake:||The Mohawk Native American tribe|
|Acquired:||6 April 1917 by United States Navy|
|Commissioned:||10 May 1904 into United States Revenue Cutter Service|
|Fate:||Sunk in collision 1 October 1917|
|Length:||205 ft 6 in (62.64 m)|
|Beam:||32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)|
Mohawk, a first‑class steel revenue cutter built at Richmond, Virginia. She commissioned into the United States Revenue Cutter Service on 10 May 1904. Based at New York, New York, she cruised the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent waters between Gay Head, Massachusetts, and the Delaware breakwater. When the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the United States Lifesaving Service to form the United States Coast Guard in 1915, she became a Coast Guard cutter. Her primary duties in the Revenue Cutter Service and Coast Guard were assisting vessels in distress and enforcing navigational laws.
Mohawk was temporarily transferred to the United States Navy on 6 April 1917 for service in World War I. While serving on coastal duty in connection with convoy operations, she was struck by the British tanker SS Vennacher and sank on 1 October 1917 off Sandy Hook, New Jersey. All hands were saved but the water was deemed too deep to warrant salvage operations.
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