Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 284685
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 323.75
Width 50.00
Depth 26.42
Gross Tonnage 3805.00
Net Tonnage 2123.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00021

Vessel History

History Launched as DODDRIDGE.Built as C1-M-AV1 class cargo vessel under U.S. Maritime Commission contract. Was to be transferred to U.S. Navy, but contract was cancelled on August 16, 1945.
In 1947, operated by Standard Fruit & Steamship Co., New York.
In 1953, transferred to U.S.C.G. to serve as Voice of America transmitter ship. Later made training voyages into Great Lakes, in 1960's.

Build Information

Builder Froemming Brothers, Inc.
Place Built Milwaukee, WI
Date Built 1945-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
COASTAL MESSENGER1945-00-001953-00-00U.S.284685
COURIER (WAK-410)1953-00-00U.S.U.S.C.G.

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Maritime Commission1945-00-001953-00-00U.S.284685