USCG Duane


USCGC Duane was a cutter in the US Coast Guard who served mostly as a rescue vessel. During second world war she operated in the Atlantic ocean, and was participated in Operation Dragoon in August 1944, the invasion of southern France. After second world war she was used as an ocean weather station and took part in the Vietnam in the 1960's as a coast guard. In 1985 she was stricken from the navy lists and taken out of service. 27. November 1987 she was scuttled as an artificial reef outside Key Largo. The wreck rest today one nautical mile south of Molasses reef on a depth of 35 meter.

Former names:
USCG Duane
USCGC William J. Duane,
WPG-33, AGC-6
327,0 x 41,0 x 12,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2350 displ Philadelphia ( US ) 1936 Oakland ( US )

25°0′25.98″ N 80°20′47.22″ W

Picture: USCGC Duane
Courtesy of Navsource

Last updated: December 2018