From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol.VII- p 28
A navigable river which rises in Paulding County in northwestern Georgia and flows in a generally southwestern direction some 268 miles until it joins the Coosa River in central Alabama in forming the Alabama River.
The second Tallapoosa - a Coast Guard cutter built in 1915 at Newport News, Va., by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.- served the Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico from her base at Tampa, Fla., until the United States entered World War I. On 6 April 1917, the cutter was temporarily transferred to the Navy Department. She got underway on the 15th and headed for the northeast coast of the United States where she served the Navy on antisubmarine patrol during the conflict. After hostilities ended, the Coast Guard cutter was returned to the Treasury Department by an executive order issued on 28 August ; and Tallapoosa resumed her duty in the Gulf of Mexico, operating out of Mobile. Ala.