Allied Warships

USCGC Duane (WPG 33)

Cutter of the Treasury class

NavyThe United States Coast Guard
PennantWPG 33 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 May 1935 
Launched3 Jun 1936 
Commissioned1 Aug 1936 
End service1 Aug 1985 

Decommissioned on 1 August 1985.
Sunk as artificial reef off Key Largo, Florida on 27 November 1987.


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Notable events involving Duane include:

17 Apr 1943
Duane assisted USCGC Spencer in sinking U-175 near Convoy HX-233. After the U-boat sank, Duane recovered 22 survivors. (1)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with USCGC Duane (Capt. H.G. Bradbury, USCG) and HMS Keppel (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (2)

Media links

Shadows on the Horizon

Haskell, Winthrop A.


  1. Personal communication
  2. ADM 173/18433

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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