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Misc Patrol Gunboat
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Designation Name Class Hull Service Comments Pictures
USCGC Cobb 300′
(ex Governor Cobb)
WPG 181 1943 – 1946 1906 – First turbine propelled commercial ship in US
Training ship in EASRSEAFRON in WWI
Originally used as a steam plant training ship
1944 – Converted to a helicopter carrier with the addition of a flight deck
Instrumental in proving the concept of helo ops from ships
Recognized as the first helicopter carrier

Misc River Patrol Boats
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Designation Name Class Hull Service Comments Pictures
USRC/USCGC Pamlico 158′ WPR 1907 – 1946 Designed with a shallow draft for inland cruising
Stationed in New Bern, NC and became a fixture in the community
Transported many Congressional and press parties to New Bern
Naval Reserve training ship in WWI
Classified a WPR in 1939 and served through WWII
One of her crewmen from 1940 to 1943 was Steward’s Mate Alex Haley
When informed of her pending decommissioning, New Bern had their Congressman intercede with the Commandant to save the ship
Finally decommissioned on 6 September 1946 after 40 years of service
A plaque commemorating her service was dedicated on 28 April 1990
Alex Haley helped in the dedication