Belmont, 1942

Nov. 5, 2020

Belmont, 1942


Builder: Akers Mek. Vaerks, Oslo, Norway

Commissioned: 1929 (commercial), 14 December 1942 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 18 October 1945 and sold 20 November 1946

Length: 115' 7"

Navigation Draft: 13' 2"

Beam: 23' 9"

Displacement: 588 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 750 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: 12 knots, 1,900 mile radius

Complement: NA

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

A former whaler transferred to the Coast Guard from the War Shipping Administration.  The Coast Guard crews found her crowded and wet.  Conversion costs were $220,285.

The Belmont performed patrol duty in the EASTSEAFRON and was stationed at Balboa, Canal Zone and Miami, Florida.


Cutter History File, Coast Guard Historian's Office.

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