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United States Coast Guard U.S.S. Mohawk CGC Ship Advertising Souvenir Coffee Cup
United States   Coat Guard   U.S.C.G.   Military   World War II   WWII   U.S. Navy   Sailor   Ship   U.S.S. Mohawk   WPG-78   Key West   Florida   Cape May   New Jersey   Museum   Advertising   Coffee   Cup   Mug   History   Historic   Souvenir
The picture shows a view of this United States Coast Guard U.S.S. Mohawk CGC Ship Advertising Souvenir Coffee Cup. This Coast Guard Cutter ship is a World War II memorial museum ship in Key West, Florida and this ceramic coffee mug was purchased as an advertising souvenir. The cup has an image of the ship and it is imprinted on the two sides as follows:

USS MOHAWK CGC
WPG-78
WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL MUSEUM
KEY WEST
HONOR - EDUCATE - INSPIRE

The ceramic coffee cup measures 3-3/4'' tall. It is in mint usused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference is some additional information about the U.S.S. Mohawk:

U.S.C.G.C. Mohawk (WPG-78)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Career (United States)

Name: U.S.S. Mohawk
Namesake: The Mohawk Native American Indian tribe
Builder: Pusey & Jones Shipbulders, Wilmington, Delaware
Cost: $499,800
Laid down: 1933
Launched: 1 October 1934
Sponsored by: Miss Ann Gibbons (daughter of the assistant secretary of the treasury, Steven Gibbons)
Commissioned: 19 January 1935
Decommissioned: 8 January 1946
Homeport: Cape May, New Jersey, later Boston Massachusetts
Nickname: ''Mighty MO''
Fate: Sold 1 November 1948
Notes: Operated as a memorial museum

General characteristics

Type: Patrol Gunboat
Displacement: 1,005 tons
Length: 165 feet
Beam: 36 feet
Draft: 12 feet 3 inches
Ice class: ice breaking capabilities up to 2 feet
Installed power: 1,500 shp
Propulsion: 1 Westinghouse double reduction geared turbine, 2 foster-wheeler 310 psi 200 deg superheat boilers
Speed: 13.5 kt
Range: (max speed=1,350 miles)(economic speed=5,079 miles)
Capacity: 124 enlisted 10 officers
Sensors and processing systems: Radar SF (1945) Sonar QCJ-3 (1945)
Armament: 3 - 3'' 50 cal deck guns. 2 - ''mouse trap'' mortars. 2 depth charge racks. 10 ''k'' gun depth charge projectors

The fifth U.S. Coast Guard cutter named Mohawk (WPG-78) was built by Pusey & Jones Corp., Wilmington, Delaware, and launched 1 October 1934. She was commissioned on 19 January 1935.

Active service
She was first assigned patrol and general icebreaking duties on the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, and the outbreak of war found her stationed at Cape May, New Jersey. In accordance with Executive Order No. 89-29 of 1 November 1941, Mohawk was directed to serve as part of the naval forces of the United States. Assigned to North Atlantic escort operations with the Greenland Patrol, where she served for the entire war, Mohawk launched a total of 14 attacks against submarine contacts between 27 August 1942 and 8 April 1945.

On the evening of the 27 August 1942 the U.S.S. Laramie (AO-16) was torpedoed while steaming in convoy at the eastern end of Belle Isle Strait.the mohawk escorted the Laramie into port at Sydney Nova Scotia 30 August 1942.

One of Mohawk’s most famous deeds was being the last ship to radio General Dwight D. Eisenhower on the day before the Normandy invasion confirming that the weather was going to be clear enough to proceed. Unfortunately she hit an iceberg shortly after the message was sent sustaining a hole in her side. After a temporary fix in Greenland, she returned to the United States for permanent repairs to the hull.

Mohawk also survived a friendly fire attack from British planes. While on patrol near Iceland, she was misidentified by British planes, which bombed her, damaging the main deck. She returned to Boston for emergency repairs.

Post war
At the end of the War, she was transferred to her old homeport of Cape May, after her war time armament was removed, she was stationed at Cape May, from 25 November until 5 January 1946, when she proceeded to New York on special duty. She returned to Cape May on 19 February 1946. On 6 April 1946 Mohawk was ordered to be placed ''in reserve, in commission'' status, with a skeleton crew, at Cape May, New Jersey. There was some discussion of converting Mohawk and her sister cutters into lightships but this was eventually deemed to be impractical. On 8 October 1947 Mohawk was ordered to be decommissioned and placed in storage at the Coast Guard Yard. She was declared ''surplus to needs of CG'' on 13 July 1948 and was put up for sale. She was sold on 1 November 1948 to the Delaware Bay and River Pilots' Association, and was used as a pilot boat on the Delaware River for more than 30 years.

U.S.S. Mohawk CGC Memorial Museum

The USS Mohawk CGC Memorial Museum was founded by the Miami Dade Historical Maritime Museum. The ship is berthed in Key West, at Truman Waterfront where it is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week. Mohawk was found in a Staten Island scrap yard by Frans Boetes, then president and CEO of Mohawk’s Memorial Museum. She had been there rusting for over 15 years. After some initial repairs, she was towed to Miami, where substantial repairs were made, and on to Key West where she is berthed today at the inner cay wall, at the old Navy pier in the Truman Waterfront. The U.S.S. MOHAWK is open for ''self guided'' tours for a price of 6 dollars for adults and 2.50 for children 11-17, children 10 and under are free. all proceeds go directly towards restoration.

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United States Coast Guard U.S.S. Mohawk CGC Ship Advertising Souvenir Coffee Cup


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