USCGC Unimak
WHEC 379

Welcome to the home page for the Coast Guard Cutter Unimak WHEC 379. This web site is dedicated to all the members of the Coast Guard and Navy that served aboard this unique ship. First built and commissioned by the U. S. Navy in 1943 as a Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender, she served during WWII and saw action in the Caribbean. After the war she was transferred to the U. S. Coast Guard and performed duty on weather stations, fisheries, immigration, and drug interdiction patrols. She also served as a training vessel for reservists, U. S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets, and OCS Candidates. She was returned to the U. S. Navy in 1988 for decommissioning and final disposition.  After serving her country and humanity for 45 years with dignity and pride, the U. S. Navy sunk her in 150 feet of water off the coast of Virginia to act as an artificial reef, where she continues her tradition of service by providing a habitat for wide variety of marine life.

Click the link below to join the Coast Guard Channel Community. You will find many of your Unimak shipmates there. There is no cost to join.

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