Allied Warships

USCGC Spencer (WPG 36)

Cutter of the Treasury class

NavyThe United States Coast Guard
TypeCutter
ClassTreasury 
PennantWPG 36 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down11 Sep 1935 
Launched6 Jan 1937 
Commissioned1 Mar 1937 
End service15 Dec 1980 
History

Decommissioned on 15 December 1980.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 8 October 1981.

 

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Notable events involving Spencer include:


8 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-633 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 58.21N, 31.00W, by depth charges from the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Spencer.

17 Apr 1943
German U-boat U-175 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 47.53N, 22.04W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Spencer.

Media links


Shadows on the Horizon

Haskell, Winthrop A.


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