Arrowwood, 1942 (WAGL-176); ex-Cadillac

April 21, 2020

Arrowwood, 1942 (WAGL-176); ex-Cadillac

Builder: Great Lakes Shipbuilding Company, Toledo, Ohio

Length: 161' 10"

Beam: 56'

Draft: 13' 6"

Displacement: 677 (fl)

Cost: $70,000 (acquisition); $234,416 (conversion)

Launched: 1928

Commissioned: 15 December 1942 (USCG)

Decommissioned: 29 September 1945

Disposition: Sold, 11 July 1946

Machinery: 1 compound reciprocating steam engine; 1 Marine fire-tube boiler; 1,500 SHP

Performance: 10.0 knots (max); 8.0 knots (economic); 1,320 mile range @ 8.0 knots

Complement: 39

Armament: None


Arrowwood was a former ferry boat that was acquired by the Coast Guard because of her icebreaking capability. She was converted to a buoy tender and was fitted with fire-fighting apparatus by the Toledo Ship Building Company. Once the conversion was complete, Arrowwood was assigned to the 9th District and was stationed at Cleveland, Ohio. She conducted general aids to navigation work and ice-breaking.

She was decommissioned at Grand Haven on 29 September 1945 and was sold on 11 July 1946.


Cutter Files, Coast Guard Historian's Office.

Robert Scheina. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1982.