Sebago Commission to Decommission Chronology

Written by David DeGeorge, Sr..

Sebago Chronology
USCGC SEBAGO (WPG-42) was built by Western Pipe and Steel Company in San Pedro, California.
23 May 1944 Launched
20 Sep 1945 - Commissioned
26 Sep 45 - Reported to CCGD11 for TO
25 Oct 45 - 1 Feb 46 - Western Pipe and Steel - Tests and Training
13 Mar 45 - Departed San Pedro en route Acapulco, Mexico
18 Mar 45 - Arrived Acapulco, Mexico
20 Mar 45 - Departed Acapulco, Mexico en route Balboa
24 Mar 45 - Arrived Balboa, C1
28 Mar 45 - Departed Balboa, Christobal C1 en route Norfolk, Va.
03 Apr 45 - Arrived Hampton Roads
06 Apr 45 - Departed Norfolk en route CG YARD
06 Apr -19 Jun 45 - Repairs CGYARD
01 Nov 45 - Homeport changed to Norfolk, Va.
01 Jun 46 - Homeport changed to Boston, Ma.
29 Jun 46 - Departed New London en route Bermuda
02 - 20 Jul46 - Bermuda, Antiqua, San Juan, Nassau
26 Jul46 - New London, Ct.
31 Aug 46 - Towed CGC MC CuUoch to Boston Constitution Wharf
02 Sep-06 Nov 46- Curtis Bay
15 Aug 47 - Changed homeport to Staten Island, NY
29 Nov-06 Dec 47- Afloat training team
06 Dee 47 - Answered a distress call
07 -12 Dee 47- Afloat training team completed
12 Dee 47 - Departed Norfolk, VA en route St George Staten Island
14 Dec 47- Arrived St George Staten Island
06 Jan 48 - Argentia, Nfl
10-31 Jan 48 - OS ABLE
06 Apr 48 - Argentia, Nfl
09-30 Apr 48 - OS CHARLIE
29 Jun 48 - Argentia, NfL
02-24 Jul48 - OS CHARLIE
29-30 Jul48 - SAR -u/w to assist F/V Dorothy & Mary 40.38N 69.19W
25 5ep-16 Oct 48 - OS CHARLIE
27 Oct-03 Dec 48 - CGYARD
20 Dee 48 - 7 Jan 49 - OS CHARLIE - Relieved by MENDOTA
18 Feb -12 Mar 49 -OS CHARLIE-Relieved BIBB, Relieved byaNASCO
21 Mar -6 Apr49 - CGYARD
24 Apr 49 - OS DOG - Relieved UNIMAK
27 Apr 49 - En route Argentia with survivors of USAF C-47
29 Apr 49 - Reoccupied OS DOG
15 May 49 - Relieved by SPENCER
11-9 Jun 49 - NAVSHIPYARD New Yard
24 Jun-15 Ju149- OS CHARLIE - Relieved UNIMAK
28 Jul49 - Ordered to Curtis Bay, MD for Decommissioning and storage proceeded to NAD Earle to off load ammo
29 Jul49 - CGYARD Curtis Bay, MD
31 Oct 49 0900R Decommissioned for storage at CGYARD
17 Feb 50 - Aux. Gen. Throttle Valve to replace same on MENDOTA
19 Sep 50 - 8-inch gate valve removed for shipment to ANDROSCOGGIN
17 Dec 52 - 171600R placed in commission.
1-12 Jan 53 - CGYARD
12-13 Jan 53 - Underway trials, loading ammo and RDF Calibration
15-19 Jan 53 - CG moorings Berkley
20 Jan 53 - Underway proceeding out of Chesapeake bay enroute Boston
21 Jan 53 - Moored Pier 3 Berth Dog Base Boston
30 Jan -20 Feb 53 - Underway training Newport, RI

21 Feb 53 - Moored Berth Charlie Pier 2 Base Boston
14 Mar- 04 Apr - OS ALFA- Relieved ANDROSCOGGIN, Relieved by BARATARIA
01-22 Jun 53-OS HOTEL-Relieved MACKINAC, Relieved by SPENCER
23 Jun-07 Jul 53-Bermuda Standby-Relieved HUMBOL T Relieved by CAMPBELL
06-28 Aug 53 - OS BRAVO-Relieved UNIMAK, Relieved by McCULLOCH
05 Oct 53 - Enroute OS COCA with radio tubes for MACKINAC
08 Oct 53 - Transferred tubes enroute OS ALFA
09-31 Oct 53-OS ALFA-Relieved COOS BAY-Relieved by HMS CUMULUS
04-07 Nov 53 - SAR - F IV ESTRELLA
07-29 Dec 53 - OS HOTEL-Relieved BARATARIA, Relieved by MENDOTA
29 Jan-20 Feb 54-OS ECHO-Relieved UNIMAK-Relieved by HALF MOON
23 Feb 54 - Enroute to rendezvous with YAKUTATwith F/V POLARIS in tow psn 42-20N 68-D3W
24 Feb 54 - Turned F/V POLARIS over to YAKUTAT in psn 42-20N 68-03W
19 Mar-8 Apr 54- FLETRAGRUWATE Chesapeake Bay
24 Apr-15 May 54-OS COCA-Relieved COOS BAY- Relieved by MATAGORDA
18 May 54- Departed Argentia enroute RDYU HALF MOON and FlY FLO
19 May 54- Relieved HALF MOON of tow F/V FLOproceeding Gloucester harbor
20 May 54- Relieved of FlY FLO by F/V KILLARNEY entrance Gloucester harbor
01-24 Jun 54- CGYARD
01 Ju154- Permanent change of station from Boston, MA to Mobile, AL
09-17 Jul 54- COMFLETRAGRU Chesapeake Bay
18 Jul-07 Aug 54- CHOP COMFLETRAGRU Narra_ Bay ASW Training Newport, R.I_
10 Aug 54 - Departed Norfolk, VA enroute Mobile, AL
13 Aug 54 - 1400421 arrived Mobile
10-24 Sep 54- CAMPECHE PATROL
25 Sep 54 - SAR - F/V SEMINOLE
12-13 Oct 54- New Orleans B-2
15-28 Oct 54- CAMPECHE PATROL
19-28 Dec 54- CAMPECHE PATROL
29-31 Dee 54- SAR - FlY LIEBLING and FlY DELL D
22-27 Jan 55 SAR - Yacht SINSONTE
28 Jan 55 - SAR - Barge adrift
08 Feb 55 - CAMPECHE PATROL
11 Feb 55- Diverted from Campeche Patrol to assist S/S SATURN disabled
16 Feb 55 - Directed to tow SS SATURN TO Port Aransas vice Plort Isabel.
Conditions unsuitable at Brazos Santiago for crossing bar with tow,
17 Feb 55- Rdvu with tug LAURA HADEN released tow SS SATURN
18-21 Feb 55 - CAMPECHE PATROL
03-15 Apr 55- CAMPECHE PATROL
11-13 May 55- Air Forces exercises
25-27 May 55 - Key West - Fleet Training
11-21 Jun 55- CAMPECHE PATROL
11-12 Jun 55- SAR - FlY DAN PATCH f:t F/V MR SAM
30 Jul-2 Aug 55 - Havana, Cuba
27 Sep-11 Oct 55- CAMPECHE PATROL
24 Oct 55 - enroute CGYARD ETA Norfolk 3023301 for unloading ammo
01 Nov 55 - CGYARD
09 Dec 55 - Enroute Mobile ETA Norfolk 1301001 for loading ammo,
19 Dec 55 Moored Alabama State Docks Mobile
08-21 Jan 56 - CAMPECHE PATROL
30 Mar-11 Apr 56 - CAMPECHE PATROL
18 Jun-2 Jul56- CAMPECHE PATROL
13-17 Jul56- Matanzas, Cuba
12-13 Aug 56 - Havana, Cuba
07-23 Sep 56 - CAMPECHE PATROL
19 Sep 56 - SAR - FV TROJAN
24 Sep 56 - SAR - distress cases due Hurricane Flossy
27-28 Sep 56 - SAR - Barge HIGHPORT

16 Nov 56 - Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
20-26 Nov 56 - CAMPECHE PATROL
21-29 Jan 57 - CAMPECHE PATROL
23 Feb 57- SAR - F/V PATSY
11 Mar 57 - SAR - TACA Airlines FIt Nr 800 a DC-4
12 Mar 57 - SAR - Flares sighted aprox psn 25-15N 90-10W
19 Mar 57 - MEDICO -SS ESSO BRIDGEPORT
06-16 May 57 - CAMPECHE PATROL
17 May 57 - Departed NavSta Key West en route CGYARD via Hampton Roads
21 May-20 Jun 57 - CGYARD
26 Jun 57 - Arrived Mobile
08-15 Jul57 - RESERVE CRUISE Kingston Jamaica
18 Jul57- Arrived NavSta Key West to disembark medical case
29 Jul-8 Aug 57- RESERVE CRUISE - Kingston, Jamaica
9 Aug 57 - Departed NAS Pensacola proceeding westward to render assistance area Hurricane Bertha.
10-11 Aug 57 - SAR - FV SEACOVE 2
02-11 Sep 57- CAMPECHE PATROL
22 Oct 57 - SAR - psn 30-08N 88-02N barge adrift
28 oee-s Nov 57- CAMPECHE PATROL
31 Dee 57-07 Jan 58 - CAMPECHE PATROL
03 Jan 58 - SAR - 19-00N 92-50W - F/V REX - 8: F/V BLUE CHIP
07 Jan 58 - Enroute Navbase Gtmo
09 Jan 58 - SAR - SIB REVONOC
10 Jan 58 - Moored NavSta Guantanamo
24 Feb 58 - CAMPECHE PATROL
28 Feb 58 - SAR - 20-58N 96-41 N F IV L YCO III
1-2 Mar 58 - SAR - 20-12N 92-18W FlY BilL BAILEY
07 Mar 58 - Moored Mobile
26-30 Mar 58 - ALFAPATROL
22-29 Apr 58 - CAMPECHE PATROL
21-22 Apr 58- SAR - F/V ARTHUR G
24-25 Apr 58- SAR - FlY COUNTRY GIRL
18 May 58 - SAR - M/V OLIVIA WINTHERS on fire Bon Secour Bay
27 May-3 Jun 58- ALFA PATROL
14-25 Jul 58 - Nassau RESERVE TRAINING CRUISE
4-15 Aug 58 - Port au Prince Haiti
26 Aug -02 Sep 58 - CAMPECHE PATROl
26 Sept 58 - SAR - F/V AQUARIUS
22 Oct-03 Nov 58 - CAMPECHE PATROL
19 Nov 58 - Mobile Bay Training
30 Dec 58 - SAR - SS SANDWICH
29 Dec 58 -07 Jan 59 - CAMPECHE PATROL
05-07 Jan 59 - SAR F/V LOLA
24 Jan 59 - Enroute CGYARD
30 Jan 59 - Moored CGYARD
27 Feb 59- Departed CGYARD enroute Mobile
03 Mar 59- Moored Mobile
08-09 Apr 59- Cuba M/V NAR AFUERA
05-21 May 59 - CAMPECHE
22 Jun 59- AlN Patrol 28-46N 90-33W
10-14 Jul59 - Shipyard New Orleans
24-27 Jul 59 - Nassau BWI - RESTRNG
14-17 Aug 59- Kingston Jamaica
16-30 Sep 59- CAMPECHE PATROL
29 Sep 59 - SAR - F/V ARAATOGA
04-14 Nov 59- CAMPECHE PATROL
07 Nov 59- SAR - F IV BERNADETTE
07 Jan 60 - Enroute Guantanamo Bay

10 Jan 60- Arrived Guantanamo Bay
29 Jan 5-60 - Departed Guantanamo proceeding scene CESSNA NQ506C
relieved CGC HUMBOLDT search vidnity psn 28N 73W
01 Feb 60 - Relieved by CGC ABSECON -SAR CESSNA N1506
25 Apr 60- OIL RIG INSPECTION
25 May-15 Jun 60- CAMPECHE PATROL
10-19 Ju160- CAMPECHE PATROL
19-23 Ju160- RESERVE TRAINING
02-08 Aug 60 - Reserve Training
19 Sep 60 - Oil Rig Inspection
10 Oct 60 - Oil Rig Inspection
09 Nov- 09 Dec 60- CGYARD
18 Jan -1 Feb 61 -CAMPECHE PATROL
07-22 Mar 61 - CAMPECHE PATROL
31 Mar-01 Apr61 - SAR - FlY MILDRED K
03-08 Jun 61 - CAMPECHE PATROL
18-20 Jul 61 - Visit to Tampico, Mexico
24 Oct 61 - SAR - Cuban Sailing vessel PRIETA
26 Oct 61- KIMBALL relieved SEBAGO of tow PRIETA
02-03 Jan 62 -SAR SS CATALINA S - released tow to Tug CABLE
FRO'A THIS POINT ON MOVEMENTS AND EVENTS MAY BE
MISSING. ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR ITEMS WILL
BE APPRECIATED.
04 Jan 62 - CAMPECHE PATROL
18 Feb 62 - Main machinery inoperative. Drifting
19 Feb 62 - Psn 25-30N 86-36W CHOP CCGDEIGHT 191055Z
returning to port (SEBAGO on station canceled)
29 May 62 - SAR MIY ANA MARIA - proceeding to gitmo
with 5 survivors.
26 Jan 63 - Escorted NASA Barge Promise from Gulfport
to 29-14N 85-16W.
07 Feb 63 - SAR - MIY DIVERSITY
23 Feb 63 - Medico - Coastguardsman evacuated to Tampico,
Mexico. SEBAGO Entered Mexican Territorial Waters 231435Z
departed 231655Z
04 Mar 63 - Medical Evacuation. SEBAGO entered Mexican Territory
050345Z psn 3 miles East of Tampico Jetties transferred patient to
shore via pilot boat and departed Mexican Territory 050620Z
22 Apr 63 - Entered Mexican Territorial Waters 222100Z in psn
19-15N 97-01W 3 miles NE of Anegada de Adentro, debarked
crewmember to Vera Cruz via small boat, and departed
Mexican Territorial Waters at 230030Z
14 Jun 63 - Shooting incident FlY FLORENCE FRIEDE
15-17 Jul63 - Visited Coatzacoalcos Pluerto
13-15 Aug 63 - Visited Progreso, Mexico
25-29 Mar 64 - Visited Hamilton, Bermuda returning from OS ECHO
1 Jul64 - PERMANENT STATION CHANGE to Pensacola, FL
Apr - May 65 - OS ECHO
Late 65 - Repaired F/V ROBBIE DALE near Cayos Arcas
18 Dee 66 - Assisted in fighting fire at Frisco Pier, Pensacola, FL
29 Jun-23 Jul67 - OS BRAVO
30 Aug -23 Sep 67 - OS ECHO
28 May - 20 Jun 68 - OS ECHO
5-28 Aug 68 - OS ECHO
2 Mar -16 Nov 69 - Assigned to CG Sfquadron Three Vietnam
18-19 Dec 69 - Placed a damage control party on MV JODY RE,
bought flooding under control and stood by until a commercial
tug arrived.

20 Dec 69 - SAR - Grounded Danish MV HELLE 25 miles HE
Cabo Falso
11 Feb-06 Mar 70 -OS ECHO
26 Apr - 19 May 70 - OS BRAVO
27 Jul - 19 Aug 70 - OS BRAVO
29 Feb 72 - SEBAGO De-commissioned

 

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