Pequot, 1919

March 6, 2021

Pequot, 1919

ex-Section Patrol Boat 319 (SP-319)
ex-John A. Palmer, Jr.

Builder: Wilmington, Delaware


Length: 155'

Beam: 22'

Draft: 9' 6"

Displacement: 282 gross tons

Keel Laid:

Launched: 1911

Commissioned: 1919 (USCG)

Decommissioned: 11 May 1922

Status: Sold 8 August 1922

Propulsion: Compound-expansion steam engine

Top speed:  

Economic speed: 


Electronics: None

Armament: None

Cutter History:

The Pequot was a cable-laying vessel that was originally a Navy section patrol boat, SP-319, which itself was originally launched as the John A. Palmer, Jr.  She was acquired by the Coast Guard in 1919 and renamed Pequot.  She saw service along the East Coast laying cables.

She towed her replacement vessel, the former Army mine planter General Samuel M. Mills, from Newport News to the Depot at Curtis Bay, departing on 28 April 1922.  Pequot was decommissioned on 11 May 1922 and was sold on 8 August 1922 to McNeal Edwards Company, of Reedville, Virginia for $17,000.


Donald Canney.  U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

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).