Jackson, 1946 (WPC-120)

Feb. 1, 2021

Jackson, 1946

ex-USS PCE(R)-858

Builder: Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois

Commissioned: 1945 (USN); 28 February 1946 (USCG)

Decommissioned: 24 July 1947

Length: 184' 6"

Beam: 34'

Draft: 9' 6"

Displacement: 870-tons

Propulsion: 2 General Motors Mod 12-278A diesel engines; 200 BHP

     Max: 14.5 knots; 2,200 mile range
     Economic: 9 knots

Complement: 59

Armament:  1 x single 3"/50 gun mount; 2 x single 20mm gun mounts; 2 depth charge tracks; 4 depth charge projectors; 1 depth charge projector (hedgehog).

Electronics: SF-1 radar


The USS PCE-858 was a PCE-842-class Patrol Craft Escort.  She was laid down on 3 January 1944 at the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois.  She was launched on 13 May 1944 and was commissioned on 16 May 1945.  She was decommissioned and transferred on loan to the Coast Guard and was commissioned as USCGC Jackson on 28 February 1946.  She was acquired, along with the PCE(R)-860, to replace the 125-foot cutters Jackson and Bedloe which were lost in the Hurricane of 1944.  Both of the new cutters remained berthed at Curtis Bay, Maryland due to a lack of personnel. Jackson was decommissioned on 24 July 1947 and was sold on 23 December 1947.


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

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