USS Apache (1891)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Apache and USNS Apache.
Career (United States)
Name: Apache
Namesake: The Apache, the collective term for several culturally related groups of Native Americans originally from the American Southwest (previous name retained)
Builder: Reeder and Sons, Baltimore, Maryland
Completed: 1891
Acquired: 1917
Fate: Returned to United States Coast Guard 28 August 1919
Notes: Served as United States Revenue Service cutter USRC Galveston 1891-1900 and as USRC Apache 1900-1915; served in U.S. Coast Guard as cutter USCGC Apache 1915-1917 and 1919-1937; U.S. Army during World War II; scrapped 1950
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Displacement: 708 long tons (719 t)
Length: 185 ft 3 in (56.46 m)
Beam: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Draft: 9 ft 3 in (2.82 m) (mean)
Speed: 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 58
Armament: 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
2 × machine guns
1 × Y-gun depth charge projector (added in 1918)

The second USS Apache was a United States Coast Guard cutter that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917-1919.

Apache was built in 1891 as the United States Revenue Cutter Service cutter USRC Galveston by Reeder and Sons at Baltimore, Maryland. In 1900, her name was changed to USRC Apache and, upon the creation of the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915, she became USCGC Apache.

Service history

Apache entered U.S. Navy service after the U.S. entered World War I in April 1917 and the Coast Guard came under U.S. Navy control for the duration of the war. She was assigned to the 5th Naval District and patrolled the Chesapeake Bay until the end of the war.

Apache returned to U.S. Coast Guard control when the Coast Guard was returned to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Treasury on 28 August 1919. She remained active in the Coast Guard until 1937, then saw service with the United States Army in the Pacific during World War II before being scrapped in 1950.


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