The USCGC Duane was a cutter in the United States Coast Guard. Her keel was laid on May 1, 1935 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was launched on June 3, 1936 as a search and rescue and law enforcement vessel.The "Treasury" class Coast Guard cutters were all named for former Secretaries of the Treasury Department. The cutter Duane was named for William John Duane, who served as the third Secretary of the Treasury to serve under President Andrew Jackson.Ship historyAfter fitting out, she departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard on October 16, 1936 and arrived at Oakland, California on November 24. She was then assigned to temporary duty in Honolulu, and arrived there on December 9, 1936, to participate in the U.S. colonization efforts of the Line Islands in the Pacific. The Duane then returned to her permanent homeport of Oakland, arriving on February 25, 1937. For the next two years, she joined the Bering Sea Patrol Force for annual cruises of that area. In mid-1937 her name was shortened to merely Duane. In September 1939 she was assigned to duty with Destroyer Division 18, conducting neutrality patrols along the Grand Banks (these patrols were known as "Grand Banks Patrols"), as ordered by President Franklin Roosevelt. She departed Oakland on September 7, 1939 and arrived at her new homeport of Boston on September 22, 1939. Here she conducted four Grand Banks patrols, from October through December, 1939, completing her final patrol on January 12, 1940.Put USCG Duane into our Key Largo attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Key Largo.
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Lots to see. Entrances into the wreck to explore if you bring a flashlight. A deep dive on a wreck, so not for the inexperienced divers. Very very cool dive. This wreck is a USCG Cutter from the..... more »
Been diving several times on the Duane and Bibb. When going down the ship suddenly appears , it's amazing how big it is. If you go to the bottom it's around 120 feet so you need to be an excellent..... more »
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