Globe Eight, 1942

Jan. 25, 2021

Globe Eight, 1942

ex-Globe VIII

Builder: Moss Vaerft and Dokk, Moss Norway

Commissioned: 1936 (commercial), 29 December 1942 Coast Guard

Decommissioned: 3 July 1943 and returned to the War Shipping Administration on 4 July 1943

Length: 136'

Navigation Draft: 13' 2'

Beam: 25' 3"

Displacement: 587 tons full load

Propulsion: steam, single screw

Shaft Power: 1,300 SHP

Maximum Speed: NA

Economical Speed: NA

Fuel Capacity: NA

Water Capacity: NA

Endurance: NA

Complement: NA

Armament: NA

Vessel History:

She was a former whaler acquired from the War Shipping Administration.  Conversion costs were $13, 750.

The Globe Eight performed patrol duty in the WESTSEAFRON and was stationed at San Francisco, California.


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.