USS Mackinac (1917)

From SpottingWorld, the Hub for the SpottingWorld network...


Career (United States) 100x35px
Name: USS Mackinac
Namesake: Mackinac Island and Straits of Mackinac in Michigan (previous name retained)
Builder: Spedden Company, Baltimore, Maryland
Launched: 11 October 1902
Completed: 1903
Acquired: 1917
Struck: 28 August 1919
Fate: Returned to U.S. Coast Guard 28 August 1919
Notes: Served as United States Revenue Cutter Service patrol boat USRC Mackinac 1903-1915
Served as United States Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Mackinac (1903) 1915-1917 and 1919-1939
General characteristics
Displacement: 241 tons
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Draft: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Propulsion: Triple expansion steam engine
Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 11

The first USS Mackinac was a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1919.

United States Revenue Cutter Service and United States Coast Guard career 1903-1917

Mackinac was constructed as the United States Revenue Cutter Service patrol boat USRC Mackinac by the Spedden Company at Baltimore, Maryland. Launched on 11 October 1902, she commissioned on 29 October 1903. She served on the Great Lakes until 1917, except for a brief stint on the Massachusetts coast in the spring of 1905. When the Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Lifesaving Service merged in 1915 to form the United States Coast Guard, she became part of the Coast Guard as USCGC Mackinac.

United States Navy service 1917-1919

The U.S. Navy took control of Mackinac in 1917 for use as a patrol boat during World War I. Commissioned as USS Mackinac, she served in the Atlantic in the 3rd Naval District, patrolling the United States East Coast.

She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register and returned to the Coast Guard on 28 August 1919.

U.S. Coast Guard service 1919-1939

Once again USCGC Mackinac after her return to the Coast Guard, she was stationed at Boston, from which she patrolled the New England coast for the rest of her Coast Guard career. The Coast Guard decommissioned her in June 1939.


External links