143' WAT (WMEC) Ocean Tugs
|CGC MODOC W194||CGC COMANCHEE W202|
Beam: 33' 10"
Draft: 13' 3"
Displacement: 754 tons
Commissioned: 6 December 1944 (USN); 25 February 1959 (USCG)
Decommissioned: 30 January 1980
electric motors driven by 2 generators driven by 2 General Electric GM
12-228A diesel engines; 750 SHP each
Performance & Endurance:
Max: 13.5 knots
Armament: 1 x 20mm/80 (1963);
Electronics: AN/SPS-23 radar
194 Cutter MODOC crew and friends: Our
annual reunion on board the luxury yacht Modoc Pearl (ex-USCGC Modoc) will take
place Saturday afternoon, September 29, 2007 in
SPECIAL PRE-REUNION: Some of you may be aware that an effort to preserve the sister of the Modoc, WMEC 202 COMANCHE is underway, organized by a committed board and volunteers made up of former Modoc and Comanche crews and interested parties. On Friday, September 28, the day before the Modoc reunion, Comanche will be open for visiting from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Port of Olympia docks on the Budd Inlet (down town Olympia), just follow the signs to the Port from I-5 and head for the dock – you can’t miss her – see looks like Modoc did years ago! If there is a guard at the Port gate just tell them where you are going. Comanche is still 60 to 70% of her original condition as the Coast Guard left her in 1980…. it will be dejvu for the Modoc crew! We’ll light up the ships generator for power and put on the coffee – bring your cameras! Come see the Modoc’s twin on Friday and then the “resurrected” Modoc on Saturday – sort of a ‘before and after’ event.
RSVP – please let us know if you are coming to either or both on board events, Friday and/or Saturday. Thanks so much.
Joe Peterson & Joe Bartlett for the Modoc crew. (253) 536-9080. Cell phone for Friday and Saturday only (253) 227-9678.