Polygonal quads and tris structure, low poly, V-Ray materials. Sea Cloud is a sailing cruise ship of the Sea Cloud Cruises line. Initially built as a private yacht, it subsequently served as a weather ship for the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy during World War II. The ship served as the first racially integrated warship in the United States Armed Forces since the American Civil War. Following the war, Sea Cloud was returned to private ownership, serving as a yacht for numerous people, including as presidential yacht of the Dominican Republic. The ship currently sails in Europe and the Caribbean as part of a fleet of sail cruise ships operated by Sea Cloud Cruises GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, often under contract to the National Geographic Society. Sea Cloud was built in Kiel, Germany, as a barque for Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband Edward F. Hutton of Wall Street fame E. F. Hutton & Co.. She was launched in 1931 as Hussar V; at the time of her construction, she was the largest private yacht in the world. In 1935, the United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies, married Marjorie Merriweather Post. Mr. and Mrs. Davies renamed the ship Sea Cloud. Although Mrs. Davies owned the ship, she allowed Mr. Davies to claim ownership of the vessel. As a man with political influence, Davies entertained many high-profile people on the ship, including Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. Class and type: (19421944) United States Coast Guard Cutter/(1944present) barque Displacement: 3,077 tons Masts: 4 Figurehead: Gilded eagle Length: 316 ft (96 m) Beam: 49 ft 2 in (14.99 m) Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m) Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h) Complement: (19421944) 21 officers, 1 warrant, 13 chief petty officers, 160 enlisted men/(1944present) 61 civilian crew Sensors and processing systems: Three radars: ET 80198-2-22MC ET 8010C 375-500 KC ET 8012B 2100 - 3000 KC Sonar Echo ranging equipment Range recorder Sub-Sig Fathometer Armament: 2 3 in (76 mm)/50 guns 8 20 mm/80 guns 4 K-guns 1 'Mark X' Hedgehog 2 depth charge tracks; 44 total depth charges carried on boardThe ship even served as an informal embassy, as Soviet and United States officials stayed and met on the vessel.
Name: Hussar V (193135) Sea Cloud Owner: Edward Francis Hutton, Marjorie Merriweather Post Builder: Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard Kiel, Germany Launched: April 25, 1931 Fate: Chartered to the United States Armed Forces between 1942 and 1944; Post decided in 1955; to sell the ship to president of the Dominican Republic
Name: USCGC Sea Cloud Acquired: Chartered from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Davies for $1.00 on January 2, 1942 Commissioned: April 4, 1942 Decommissioned: April 9, 1943 Identification: WPG-284 Fate: transferred to the United States Navy Notes: Served with the first racially integrated crew in the United States Armed Forces, under the command of Lieutenant Carlton Skinner
Name: USS Sea Cloud Commissioned: April 9, 1943 Decommissioned: November 4, 1944 Identification: IX-99 Fate: Returned to private ownership with $175,000 for conversion back to pre-war appearance
Name: presidential yacht Angelita From 1961: Patria Acquired: 1955