The W-36 commissioning, March 1, 1937

Keel laid, September 11, 1935
  Launched, January 8, 1937
  Commissioned, March 1, 1937

 

  • Treasury Class Cruising Cutter: W-36 USS Spencer
  • Displacement: 2750 tons (full load)
  • Length: 327'
  • Beam: 41'
  • Draft: 13'
  • Armament: 2 5"/38, 6x2 40mm, 8 20mm
  • Speed: 20 knots; range: 8,000 miles at 12 knots
  • Complement: 24 officers, 2 warrants, 226 enlisted
  • Geared turbine engines, twin screws, 6,200 hp.
  • Built at New York Navy Yard and commissioned 1 March 1937
  • Coast Guard Cutter Spencer was named for the sixteenth Secretary of the Treasury, John C. Spencer.
  • The cost to build the Spencer was 2.5 million dollars.

 

 

Commissioning Ceremony March 1, 1937

The official proclamation

Commissioning Ceremony March 1, 1937

The raising of the Ensign