Caddo, 1943 (WYP)

Nov. 17, 2020

Caddo, 1943

ex-Tanginak; ex-Tyee Junior

Builder: Moran Company, Seattle, Washington

Length: 103'

Beam: 17' 7"

Draft: 11' 8"

Displacement: 372 tons

Cost: $35,000 (chartered)

Launched: 1907

Commissioned: 9 March 1943 (USCG)

Decommissioned: 16 March 1944

Disposition: Returned to owners

Machinery: Steam engine; 350 SHP; single propeller


          Maximum Speed: N/A
          Economic/Cruising Speed: N/A

Complement: 10

Electronics: None

Armament: 1 x 20mm/80; 2 x small depth charge tracks

Cutter History:

The Caddo, a former whaler launched originally in 1907, was chartered by the Coast Guard for patrol duties in Alaskan waters.  She was commissioned on 9 March 1943 and was assigned to the 13th Naval District and was based out of Ketchikan, where she carried out anti-submarine patrol and escort of convoy duties.

She was decommissioned on 16 March 1944 and was returned to her owners.


Cutter History File.  USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.

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

U.S. Coast Guard.  Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).