USCGC STORIS Life and Death of a Queen

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Original name: ESKIMO

Nicknames: "Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast"; "Queen of the Fleet"

Call Sign: NRUC

Builder: Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo , OH

Builder's Number: CG-82

Cost: $2,072,889 (hull & machinery)

Length: 230’ oa Beam: 43’ 2” mb

Draft: 15’ max (1945)

Displacement: 1715 fl (1945); 2030 fl (2006)

Keel Laid: 14 July 1941

Launched: 4 April 1942

Commissioned: 30 September 1942

Decommissioned: 8 February 2007

Status: Scrapped Ensenada, Mexico

Propulsion: 1 electric motor driven by generators driven by 3 Cooper-Bessemer-type GN-8 8-cylinder diesels; single screw

Top speed: 13.0 knots Economic speed: 8 knots

Complement: 17 officers, 131 enlisted men (1945); 12 officers, 72 Enlisted (2006)

Electronics: Detection Radar: Bk (1943); SL (1945) Sonar: QCL-2 (1945)

Armament: 2-3"/50 (single); 4-20mm/80 (single); 2 depth charge tracks' 4 Y-guns; 2 Mousetraps (1945): 1- 25MM Gun, 2- .50 cal machine guns (2006)

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