Allied Warships

USCGC Eastwind (WAGB 279)

Icebreaker of the Wind class

NavyThe United States Coast Guard
PennantWAGB 279 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down23 Jun 1942 
Launched6 Feb 1943 
Commissioned3 Jun 1944 
End service13 Dec 1968 

Decommissioned on 13 December 1968
Sold in 1972.


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Notable events involving Eastwind include:

14 Oct 1944
The USCGC Eastwind (Capt. C.W. Thomas, USCG), along with the USCGC Southwind, captured the Nazi auxiliary Externsteine off of Greenland. Eleven days earlier, U.S. Coast Guard commandos had captured about a dozen German military personnel and documents after the Eastwind's aircraft had spotted the German ship. (see (1)


  1. Personal communication

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