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USCGC LAMAR (WTR-899) ex-USS LAMAR (PCE-899) WWII Patrol Craft built in 1945 in USN service until 1964

 

In USCG service 1965 to 1971. She was converted for use at the Coast Guard Yard and was commissioned there on 11 September 1965. She was assigned as a reserve training vessel to Monterey, California, where she provided training for reservists from the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Coast Guard Districts

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US COAST GUARD (CUTTER) YARD, Baltimore Maryland

 

Many of the cutters I've posted on this topic were either converted or design built by the US Coast Guard Yard at Baltimore MD., including the Korean war era 95' ASW Patrol Boats

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USCGC FIR (WLM-212) "The Oldest Tender In Service" - Lighthouse Tender in commission from 1939 to 1991

 

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Fir (WAGL/WLM 212) was the last lighthouse tender built specifically for the United States Lighthouse Service to resupply lighthouses and lightships, and to service buoys. Fir was built by the Moore Drydock Company in Oakland, California in 1939. On 22 March 1939, the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Fir was launched. She was steam driven with twin screws, 175 feet (53 m) in length, had a beam of 32 feet (9.8 m), drew 11 feet 3 inches (3.43 m) of water, and displaced 885 tons. Fir was fitted with a reinforced bow and stern, and an ice-belt at her water-line for icebreaking. She was built with classic lines and her spaces were lavishly appointed with mahogany, teak, and brass. The crew did intricate ropework throughout the ship. Currently being restored as a museum ship.

 

There is successor cutter also named Fir, USCGC Fir (WLB-213), currently in active use by the Coast Guard, which is a 225-foot (69 m) cutter. She was launched in 2003 and is based in Astoria, Oregon.

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USCGC WHITE BUSH (WLM-542) - White class buoy tender, Astoria Oregon

 

YF-257 Class Covered Lighter (Self-propelled)
Laid down, date unknown, as YF-339 at Basalt Rock Company, Napa, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Placed in service as YF-339 in May 1944
Placed out of service and transferred to the US Coast Guard, 11 August 1947
Commissioned as the US Coast Guard Coastal Buoy Tender USCGC White Bush (WAGL-542), 1 November 1947
Redisgnated (WLM-542) in the 1960s
Decommissioned, 16 September 1985 and returned to US Naval custody
Designated Miscellaneous Unclassified White Bush (IX-542)
Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
Final Disposition, disposed of as a target, 17 June 2004

 

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180' Buoy Tender USCGC SASSAFRAS patch, late 80's early 90's before her homeport was changed to Agana, Guam in 1997

 

Different version, USCGC SASSAFRAS (WLB-401), Coast Guard Base Sand Island, Honolulu, Hawaii (Oahu) 1980's

 

In service 1943 to 2003

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USCG STATION PAMAMA CITY, FL - 41' Utility Boat (large) CG-41345 that was stationed at Panama City depicted on the circa 1980's patch

 

The USCG Utility Boat, or UTB, was a standard utility boat used by the United States Coast Guard for a variety of inshore missions. The 41 ft (12 m) UTB was designed to operate under moderate weather and sea conditions where its speed and maneuverability made it an ideal platform.
The boats were welded 5086 aluminum, with a molded fiberglass superstructure and twin Cummins diesel engines with conventional shafts and propellers. They were capable of light towing, and were originally fitted with demountable fire monitors. Typical boat crew was three.
207 boats were constructed at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1972 to 1981.
As of 2005 there were 172 operational boats. Beginning in 2008, these aging boats were retired and replaced with the Response Boat-Medium over a 6–10 year period. The last active 41' boat, CG-41410, was taken out of service in Grand Haven, Michigan on 31 July 2014. The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium is the class' replacement.

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