USCGC Northland (WPG 49)
|Navy||The United States Coast Guard|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Aug 1926|
|Launched||5 Feb 1927|
|Commissioned||7 May 1927|
|End service||27 Mar 1947|
Displacement: 1273 tons
Decommissioned on 27 March 1947 and sold.
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Noteable events involving Northland include:
12 Sep 1941
After the Danish government-in-exile requested that the United States protect Greenland, the Northland (Cmdr. C.C. von Paulsen, USCG) captured the Norwegian (being used by the Nazis) trawler Buskoe along with 27 men aboard. The Buskoe had disembarked members of a team to set up radio beacons. Later, three more men were captured. (U.S. Coast Guard). (1)
29 Nov 1942
USCGC Northland lost its Grumman J2F-4 Duck amphibian plane while rescuing the survivors of a crashed US Army Air Force B-17 in Greenland. The pilot, Lt. J. A. Pritchard, USCG, crewmember RM1 B. A. Bottoms, USCG, and survivor Cpl. L. E. Howarth, USAAF, were all killed. The two Coast Guardsmen were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
(source: US Coast Guard website) (1)
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