USS Apache (1891)
|Career (United States)||100x35px|
|Namesake:||The Apache, the collective term for several culturally related groups of Native Americans originally from the American Southwest (previous name retained)|
|Builder:||Reeder and Sons, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Fate:||Returned to U.S. Coast Guard 28 August 1919|
|Notes:||Served as United States Revenue Service cutter USRC Galveston 1891-1900 and as USRC Apache 1900-1915; served in U.S. Coast Guard as cutter USCGC Apache 1915-1917 and 1919-1937; U.S. Army during World War II; scrapped 1950|
|Length:||185 ft 3 in (56.46 m)|
|Beam:||29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 3 in (2.82 m) mean|
1 x 3-inch (76.2-millimeter) gun|
2 x machine guns
1 x Y-gun added in 1918
Apache was built in 1891 as the United States Revenue Cutter Service cutter USRC Galveston by Reeder and Sons at Baltimore, Maryland. In 1900, her name was changed to USRC Apache and, upon the creation of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915, she became USCGC Apache.
Apache entered U.S. Navy service after the United States entered World War I in April 1917 and the Coast Guard came under U.S. Navy control for the duration of the war. She was assigned to the 5th Naval District and patrolled the Chesapeake Bay until the end of the war.
Apache returned to U.S. Coast Guard control when the Coast Guard was returned to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Treasury on 28 August 1919. She remained active in the Coast Guard until 1937, then saw service with the United States Army in the Pacific during World War II before being scrapped in 1950.
- This article includes text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- United States Coast Guard Historian's Office: Webcutters: Apache (1891); originally named Galveston