Black Duck, 1930 (CG 808)

Nov. 9, 2020

Black Duck, 1930


Built: Unknown

Cost:  Unknown

Machinery: Unknown

Top Speed: Unknown

Length: 45'

Beam: 10' 9"  

Draft: 2'

Displacement: Unknown

Launched: Unknown

Acquired : Seized

Commissioned: 27 March1930

Disposition: Unknown

Complement: Unknown

Armament: Unknown

Cutter History:

One of the faster and more notorious rumrunners, Black Duck was captured by CG-290 after machine-gun fire had killed three of her crew.

She was taken into the Coast Guard 27 March 1930 and stationed at New London, CT.


John Ruddy. "Prohibition was a Shooting War for the Coast Guard." New London The Day (23 August 2015).

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