Displacement: 348 tons
Speed: 12 knots
Armament: 2 20mm
Complement: 2 warrants, 14 enlisted
Diesel engines, single screw, 1,000 hp
First assigned at Boston MA, and transferred to Rockland ME in 1947 where she remained as a SAR and LE vessel and ice breaker until she was decommissioned. October 1950, she assisted cutters Acushnet and Cowslip freeing MV Berwindale aground in the Kennebec River. Mid July 1965 she searched unsuccessfully for a USAF C-131 85 miles E of Nantucket. 24 October 1967 she assisted in fighting a fire aboard the Italian MV Visha Mangal near Seaport ME. 8 October 1968 she towed disabled FV Halhawk from 25 miles ESE of Matincus I to Rockland ME. May and June of 1979 she was used to haul garbage during the New York City strike. 16 January 1984 she was damaged after striking a submerged object during ice operations. Decommissioned 4 April 1986
Builder Keel Laid Launched Commissioned Disposition WYTM-98 Ira S. Bushey & Sons
25 Jan 43 10 Sept 43 2 May 44 Decomm 4 Apr 1986
George Staples, Ed Anderson and Sandy Schwaab and wives paid
a visit to Charleston Harbor to visit the Snohomish.
Below is a photo tour of their visit.
Snohomish's Final Journey
Having been saved from the reef
and ownership transferred to the Northeast Maritime Historical Association (NMHF),
the Snohomish has been chartered to Charles Cart of Sable Point Marine of Ludington MI. She has made the journey
into the Great Lakes via the Erie Canal, a feat in itself. She is being fit out for service in the Great Lakes and
remains part of the NMHF fleet.
Above, Snohomish transits the Erie Canal
Crossing the Great Lakes headed for Ludington MI.
Beginning to be repaired and refitted along with a new paint job