Category:Circle Line XVII (ship, 1934)

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  • Type: steel-hulled, diesel-powered patrol boat
  • Design by:
  • Order date: 17.11.1933
  • Built by: Marietta Manufacturing Company, Point Pleasant, West Virginia at $258,000
  • Yard No:
  • Keel laid:
  • Launch date: 07.07.1934
  • Date of completion: 20.11.1934
  • Length over all: 50.3 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 7.7 m
  • Draught: 2.3 m (1933) 3.05 (1945)
  • GRT:
  • DWT: 1933: 337 tons. 1945: 350 tons full load
  • NET:
  • Main engine: 2 x Winton Model 158 6-cylinder diesels; 1,340 bhp
  • Propellers: twin, 3-bladed
  • Speed: 16.0 kn


  • 1934 Named: TRITON for US Coast Guard Command by LCDR George C. Carlstedt, USCG. Assigned to the homeport of Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 01.07.1941 Transferred from the Treasury Department to the Navy and assigned to the East Coast Sound School, Key West, Florida, for duty as patrol and training vessels. Their collateral duties included operating under the aegis of Commander, Task Force 6, on gulf patrol duties. At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, Triton was operating out of Key West.
  • 02.1942 Classified as a patrol craft and given the alphanumeric hull number WPC-116.
  • 01.1946 Her armament and ASW sound gear was removed and she was returned to her pre-war appearance.
  • 08.04.1951 Towed the disabled fishing vessel Morning Star to safety.
  • 10.05.1965 Assisted the grounded fishing vessel Compass Rose.
  • 1966 Reclassified from WPC-116 to WMEC [Medium Endurance Cutter]-116 Her post-war duty station was at Corpus Christi, Texas, until 1967.
  • 12.01.1967 Decommissioned and transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at Orange, Texas, for disposal.
  • 16.01.1969 Sold
  • 1973 Converted into a passenger vessel for service with Circle Line Cruises of New York City. Renamed: CIRCLE LINE XVII.

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