USCGC Edisto (WAGB-284)

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USCGC Edisto underway. Note the red, telescoping hangar for her helicopter.
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Builder: Western Pipe & Steel
Laid down: 1946
Launched: May 29, 1946
Fate: Scrapped 1980
General characteristics
Class and type: Wind-class icebreaker
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USCGC Edisto. Note retracted hangar.
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USCGC Edisto. Note the hangar is retracted while a helicopter is rests on the hangar deck.

The USS Edisto (AGB-2) was a Wind-class icebreaker in the service of the United States Navy which was later transferred to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Edisto (WAGB-284).[1] She was sister ship to Template:USCGC, Template:USCGC and Template:USCGC and the CCGS Labrador.

Edisto was laid down at the San Pedro shipyard of the Western Pipe and Steel Company, launched on 29 May 1946, and delivered to the Navy on March 20, 1947. She was transferred to the USCG in 1966 and scrapped in 1980.

There is currently a 110' Island Class Patrol Boat that operates under the same name out of San Diego.


This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.