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Tallapoosa II

Tallapoosa II

(CGC: dp. 912 1. 165'10", b. 32'0", dr. 11'9" (mean);
s. 12.7 k.; cp;. 78; a. 1 4", 2 6-pdrs., 2 mg., 1 Y-gun)

The second Tallapoosa-a Coast Guard cutter built in 1915 at Newport News, Va., by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.—served the Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico from her base at Tampa, Fla., until the United States entered World War I. On 6 April 1917, the cutter was temporarily transferred to the Navy Department. She got underway on the 16th

and headed for the northeast coast of the United States where she served the Navy on antisubmarine patrol during the conflict. After hostilities ended, the Coast Guard cutter was returned to the Treasury Department by an executive order issued on 28 August; and Tallapoosa resumed her duty in the Gulf of Mexico operating out of Mobile. Ala.