USCGC Pontchartrain.jpg
USCGC Pontchartrain, underway, pre-World War II.
History
United States
Name: USCGC Pontchartrain (1928)
Namesake: Lake Pontchartrain
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down: 29 November 1927
Launched: 16 June 1928
Commissioned: 13 October 1928
Decommissioned: 30 April 1941
Fate: Transferred to Royal Navy, 30 April 1941
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hartland (Y00)
Commissioned: 30 April 1941
Fate: Sunk off Oran Harbour, 8 November 1942.
General characteristics
Class and type:
Displacement: 2,075 long tons (2,108 t)
Length: 250 ft (76 m)
Beam: 42 ft (13 m)
Draft: 12 ft 11 in (3.94 m)
Propulsion: 1 × General Electric turbine-driven 3,350 shp (2,500 kW) electric motor, 2 boilers
Speed:
  • 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h; 17.0 mph) cruising
  • 17.5 kn (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph) maximum
Complement: 97
Armament:

USCGC Pontchartrain (1928) was a Lake-class cutter belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 16 June 1928 and commissioned on 13 October 1928 .[1] After 13 years of service in the Coast Guard, she was transferred to the Royal Navy as part of the Lend-Lease Act. She was sunk in 1942 off Oran Harbor.

Career

US Coast Guard - Pontchartrain

After commissioning in November 1928, Pontchartrain was homeported in Norfolk, Virginia and assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol.[2]

Royal Navy - Hartland

As part of the Lend-Lease Act she was transferred to the Royal Navy where she was renamed HMS Hartland (Y00) and commissioned on 30 April 1941.[3] In November 1942, while taking part in Operation Reservist, she was sunk by gunfire from the French destroyer Typhon off Oran Harbor taking 34 crew members with her.

See also

References

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "USCGC Pontchartrain". uboat.net. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Pontchartrain (1928)" (PDF). USCG. US Coast Guard. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  3. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS Hartland (Y 00)". uboat.net. Retrieved 24 July 2015.