U.S. Coast Guard Anchorage and Boarding Boats (AB)

Most recent update: December 19, 2012.


In the early years of the 20th century, the Coast Guard began acquiring small boats to handle anchorage management.  Some were taken up from the private sector, some were ex-Navy SCs, some were boats operated by the Customs Bureau, (CB in the table below), and some were built for the purpose.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

AB # Name Previous Name Pennant # Boatbuilder Location Built Acq'd Disc'd Tons Feet Disposition
1 Advance Lucy T   Richardson Boat N. Tonawanda NY 1917 1919 1939 11 50 Later CG 33
2 Arrow  USS Apache SP 729 Herreshoff Mfg. Bristol RI 1917 1919 1925   62 To USSB
3 Cossack USS Cossack SP 695 Geo. S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 1916 1919 1924   64 Burnt
4 Dare USS Kathrick II SP 148 Thibault, E. S. Jacksonville FL 1913 1919 1924 12 40 Sold
5 Dash USS Artmar III SP 408 Nock, E. S. Greenwich RI 1912 1919 1933 32g 63 Sold
6 Kangaroo USS Kangaroo SP 1284 Herreshoff Mfg. Bristol RI 1917 1919 1932 12 62 Sold
7 Lookout USS Miss Ann II SP 657 Thibault, E. S. Jacksonville FL 1915 1919 1933 12 41 Sold
8 Messenger USS Marguerite SP 193 Salisbury Marine Salisbury MD 1916 1919 1931 33 60 Destroyed
9 Pioneer USS Gurkha SP 600 Britt Bros. Lynn MA 1915 1919 1934 30g 59 Discarded
10 Relief     Geo. S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 1897 1921 1933 12 47 Sold
11 Scout USCS Patrol No. 2     Astoria OR 1903 1914 1930 40 61 Sold
12 Search     Dachel-Carter SB Benton Harbor MI 1917 1917 1940 12 40 Later CG 12
13 Sentinel Robert Morris   Richardson Boat N. Tonawanda NY 1918 1918 1923 12 45 Discarded
14 Sentinel USS Tulare SP 180 Pacific SY Alameda CA 1917 1919 1936 15 64 Discarded
15 Tybee     Dialogue, J. H., & Sons Camden NJ 1895 1895 1930 28 67 Sold
16 Venture       Chincoteague VA 1910 1918 1922   47 Renamed Catherine, sold
17 Vigilant     Pioneer Boat Bay City MI 1910 1923 1923 45 45 Discarded
18 Voyager USS Voyager SP 361 Pioneer Boat Bay City MI 1906 1919 1935 35 52 Discarded
19 No name USCG BN 42 BN 42 Salisbury Marine Salisbury MD 1923 1923 1935 40 65 Discarded
20 No name USCG BN 43 BN 43 Salisbury Marine Salisbury MD 1923 1923 1935 40 65 Discarded
21 M. B. Chadwick     Hayman SB Elizabeth City NC 1923 1923 1932 40 61 Sold
22 Delmarva     Wyckoff & Taylor Clinton CT 1900 1900 1934 32 47 To NRF
23 Gadwell     Creef, George Manteo NC 1913 1924 1932 12 48 Sold
24 No name     Davis, M. M. Solomons MD 1928 1928 1936 34 52 Discarded
25 No name Moto Morovich         1928 1929   42 Sold
25 No name CG 25   Geo. S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 1936 1936 1979 69 63 Later CG 63300, discarded
26 No name CG 26   Geo. S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 1937 1937 1979 69 63 Later CG 63301, discarded
27 No name       San Francisco CA 1920 1939   23 60  
28 Patrol No. 2       City Island NY 1917 1917 1940 23 69 Discarded
29 No name   CB 602   Brooklyn NY 1936   1940   42 Discarded
30 No name   CB      1912 1934 1937   72  
31 No name   CB      1914 1934 1937   66  
32 No name   CB    Brooklyn NY 1931 1934 1937   36  
33 No name   CB  Consolidated SB Morris Heights NY 1928 1934 1935   34  
34 No name   CB        1934        
35 No name   CB        1934        
36 No name Peg CB  Geo. S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 1925 1934        
37 No name W. W. Lufkin CB  Storey SB Essex MA 1927 1934 1937      
38 No name Gertrud O. CB    Lubec ME 1924 1934 1940   54  
39 No name Pueblo (CG 9271) CB  Consolidated SB Morris Heights NY 1930 1934 1937   65  
40 No name Gadfly CB  Geo. S. Lawley & Sons Neponset MA 1896 1934 1940   44  
41 No name Robert Morris CB    Norfolk VA 1929 1934   45 65  
42 No name Retriever CB 603     1934 1934 1936     Discarded
43 No name Pocahontas CB 55     1934 1934 1940 12 50 Discarded
44 No name Powhattan II CB 542   Norfolk VA 1927 1934   45 65 Discarded
45 No name Zebediah (CG 9263) CB      1934 1934   18 44  
46 No name VC 21186 CB      1934 1934   12 44 Discarded
47 No name Miss Billy CB 4254   Jacksonville FL 1934 1934   5 42  
48 No name Arrow CB 04     1934 1934 1936 12    
49 No name Fidelia (CG 996) CB 588   Pascagoula MS 1930 1934 1934 12 53  
50 No name Malvina (CG 958) CB 4475     1934 1934 1936   42  
51 No name Kalita CB 588   Gulfport MS 1934 1934 1936   61  
52 No name Cordelia CB 538 Consolidated SB Morris Heights NY 1934 1934 1938   52  
53 No name   CB 4488     1934 1934 1936   36  
54 No name Q-1 CB 524 Luders Marine Stamford CT 1934 1934 1940   62  
55 No name   CB 4481     1934 1934 1936      
56 No name May CB 481   City Island NY 1924 1934     61  
57 No name Dart (CG 904) CB    Thomaston ME 1931 1934     48  
58 No name Cassasa CB 4450   NS 1930 1934 1936   63 Discarded
59 No name Goodluck (CG 835) CB 4476   Jonasport ME 1929 1934 1940 31 59  
60 No name   CB    Pearl Harbor HI 1929 1934 1937   45  
61 No name CG 61     Brooklyn NY 1937 1937 1948 33 56 Later CG 56300, sold
62 No name CG 62     Brooklyn NY 1937 1937 1954 33 56 Later CG 56301, to Sea Scouts
63 No name CG 63     Brooklyn NY 1937 1937 1953 33 56 Later CG 56302, to Sea Scouts
64 No name CG 64     Brooklyn NY 1937 1937 1948 33 56 Later CG 56303, sold
65 No name CG 65     Brooklyn NY 1937 1937   33 56 Later CG 56304
66 No name CG 66     Brooklyn NY 1937 1937   33 56 Later CG 56305
67 No name CG 67     Terminal Island CA 1937 1937 1962 32 56 Later CG 56306, to CG Reserve
68 No name CG 68     Terminal Island CA 1937 1937 1974 32 56 Later CG 56307, to Sea Scouts