USCGC Tahoe (1928)

USCGC Tahoe; underway, pre-World War II.
United States
NameUSCGC Tahoe (1928)
NamesakeLake Tahoe
BuilderBethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation
Laid down5 December 1927
Launched12 June 1928
Commissioned18 November 1928
Decommissioned30 April 1941
FateTransferred to Royal Navy, 30 April 1941
United Kingdom
NameHMS Fishguard (Y59)
Commissioned30 April 1941
FateReturned to USCG, 27 March 1946
United States
NameUSCGC Tahoe
FateSold, 24 October 1947
General characteristics
Class and type
Displacement2,075 long tons (2,108 t)
Length250 ft (76 m)
Beam42 ft (13 m)
Draft12 ft 11 in (3.94 m)
Propulsion1 × General Electric turbine-driven 3,350 shp (2,500 kW) electric motor, 2 boilers
  • 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h; 17.0 mph) cruising
  • 17.5 kn (32.4 km/h; 20.1 mph) maximum

USCGC Tahoe (1928) was a Lake-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard launched on 12 June 1928 and commissioned on 8 November 1928.[1] After 13 years of service with the Coast Guard, she was transferred to the Royal Navy as part of the Lend-Lease Act.



US Coast Guard - Tahoe

After commissioning in November 1928[2] with Commander Leon C. Covell in command,[3] the Tahoe was homeported in San Francisco and assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol.[2]

Royal Navy - Fishguard

As part of the Lend-Lease Act she was transferred to the Royal Navy where she was renamed HMS Fishguard (Y59) and commissioned on 12 May 1941.[4] In May 1944, the crew of Fishguard boarded U-852 and captured her crew after she was damaged by British aircraft. At the end of the war, in March 1946, Fishguard was returned to the USCG.[4]

US Coast Guard - Tahoe (post war)

Upon her return to the USCG, her recommissioning was cancelled and she was sold in October 1947.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "USCGC Tahoe" . Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Tahoe (1928)" . USCG. US Coast Guard. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  3. ^ Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers and Cadets, and Ships and Stations of the United States Coast Guard . Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1 January 1929. p. 8. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS Fishguard (Y 59)" . Retrieved 24 July 2015.

Categories: Lake-class cutters | Banff-class sloops | Ships of the United States Coast Guard | World War II sloops of the United Kingdom

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