Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum

Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum

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Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum

Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum

Above photo courtesy Terrance Wright



  • Displacement: 348 tons

  • Length: 110'

  • Beam: 26'5"

  • Draft: 11'6"

  • Speed: 12 knots

  • Armament: 2 20mm

  • Complement: 2 warrants, 14 enlisted

  • Diesel engines, single screw, 1,000 hp


Stationed at New York, NY from 1944 - 1947, then transferred to Norfolk VA until 1975 when she was moved to Portsmouth VA. being used for icebreaking, law enforcement and search and rescue work.

5 February 1957 she assisted the Italian MV Emanuele V. Parodi following a explosion aboard that vessel. 26 February 1965 she assisted the German MV Black Swan fighting a fire aboard at Hampton Roads. June 6 1965 Mohican was designated OSC following a collision between Norwegian MV Blue Master and USS Hartley off Cape Henry, VA. 14 April 1966 she escorted the Israeli MV Avadet following a fire off Norfolk VA. Medevaced a crewman from MV Texaco Mississippi off Hampton Roads on 7 July 1969.29 November 1969 towed disabled PC Carefree from Ship Shoal Inlet to Portsmouth, VA. 4 July 1970 assisted fighting fire in a oil storage tank at Sewell's Point, VA Decommissioned 26 June 1986



Hull Number


Keel Laid





Ira S. Bushey & Sons
Brooklyn, N.Y.

10 Nov 42

16 June 43

29 Feb 44

Decomm 26 June 1986

The CGC Mohican renamed as the Darlene Bisso

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The Darlene Bisso was sold to the Dominican Republic and is now the Catuan

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