LIBERTY II, New Rochelle, NY – 1931
Captain John Peterson's "LIBERTY II" from New Rochelle, NY circa 1931. She was built in 1917 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA as the World War I Subchaser "SC-258". In 1942, the War Shipping Administration (WSA) acquired the "LIBERTY II" and returned her to military service with the US Coast Guard as the Cutter "BELLEVILLE" (WPC 372). In June of 1945, she was decommissioned and her fate beyond that is unknown. Captain Petersen operated two former World War I Subchasers as party fishing boats during this era. His other former Subchaser was named the "LIBERTY" ("SC-148").