Sycamore-class buoy tender

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USCGC Forsythia
USCGC Forsythia
Class overview
Builders:
Operators: United States Coast Guard
Cost: $159,000 each
Built: 1941–1943
In commission: 1941–1989
Completed: 3
General characteristics [1][2][3]
Type: Buoy tender
Displacement:
  • Sycamore & Dogwood :
  • 280 tons
  • Forsythia :
  • 230 tons
Length:
  • Sycamore & Dogwood :
  • 113 ft 9 in (34.67 m)
  • Forsythia :
  • 114 ft (35 m)
Beam: 26 ft (7.9 m)
Draft:
  • Sycamore & Dogwood :
  • 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  • Forsythia :
  • 5 ft (1.5 m)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • Sycamore & Dogwood :
  • 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
  • Forsythia :
  • 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement:
  • Sycamore & Dogwood : 20
  • Forsythia : 24
Armament: Small arms

The Sycamore class were three river buoy tenders of the United States Coast Guard, commissioned in 1941 and 1943. Primarily designed to maintain navigational aids, they also conducted flood relief, search and rescue, and law enforcement operations, as well as pleasure boat safety inspections.

Ships[edit]

Name Commissioned Decommissioned
Sycamore (WAGL-268) 9 September 1941 30 June 1977
Dogwood (WAGL-259) 17 September 1941 11 August 1989
Forsythia (WAGL-63) 15 February 1943 12 August 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sycamore, 1941". U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History. 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dogwood, 1941". U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History. 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Forsythia, 1943" (PDF). U.S. Coast Guard Cutter History. 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.