Danmark, 1942 (WIX-283)

Dec. 22, 2020

Danmark, WIX-283 

Builder: Nakskov Skibs A/S/ Nakskov, Denmark


Danish Government: 1933

USCG: 12 May 1942

Decommissioned: 26 September 1945

Disposition: returned to Denmark on 26 September 1945

Cost: Placed at disposal of US Government


Tonnage- 1,700 gross (1942)

Length- 188' 6"

Beam- 33' mb

Draft- 14' 9" (1942)


Main Engines- 1 diesel

Propellers- Single

Armament- N/A

Design & Service:

A square-rigged training ship built for the Danish Government.

She was on a visit to the United States when Denmark was invaded by Germany in April 1940.  On 8 December 1941 Captain K. Hansen placed the crew and the ship at the disposal of the U.S. Government.  From 1941-1945 Danmark was assigned to USCG Headquarters and was stationed at New London, Connecticut, where she was used as a training ship for the cadets at the USCG Academy.


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.

Robert Scheina.  U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, 1946-1990.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1990.