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Originally an USN icebreaker, she was sent to the Soviet Navy in 1945 where she was known as Severni Polius (North pole) as part of the Lend-Lease program.

Returned to United States Navy in 1951, transferred to United States Coast Guard in 1952

 

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USCGC NORTHWIND (WAGB-282) Wind class Icebreaker in USN/USCG service 1945 to 1989 This was the second icebreaker commissioned Northwind.

The first Northwind was transferred to the USSR under Lend-Lease and became Staten Island upon her return to the United States. The name change was made to avoid confusion with the other icebreaker

 

2 different sizes and styles

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6 1/2" US Coast Guard International Weather Patrol

 

USCGC CHINCOTEAGUE (WAVP-375) ex-USN Barnegat class small seaplane tender with a checkered career. This is her patch circa 1949-1965

 

After heavy USN service in the Pacific, she was transferred on loan to the US Coast Guard, 7 March 1949 and commissioned USCGC Chincoteague (WAVP-375)
Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WHEC-375), 1 May 1966 Permanently transferred to the US Coast Guard, 26 September 1966 Decommissioned in June 1972
Returned to US Naval custody and transferred to South Vietnam, 21 June 1972, renamed RVNS Ly Thuong Kiet (HQ-16)
Taken over by the Republic of the Philippines in April 1975, renamed RPS Andres Bonifacto (PF-7) Sold outright to the Republic of the Philippines, 5 April 1976
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown) Decommissioned by the Philippine Navy in June 1985
Final Disposition, fate unknown. Chincoteague earned six USN battle stars for World War II service

 

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"The Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast" Light Ice Breaker/Medium Endurance Cutter

USCGC STORIS (WAGL/WMEC-38) In service 1942 to 2007

1st ship in history to ever fully navigate the Northwest Passage

 

Unsung hero of many, many Bearing Sea rescues including one of the most famous (as it was caught on film) the ALASKAN MONARCH

 

Videos shot from the deck of STORIS

 

History of the STORIS video

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Treasury Class High Endurance Cutters - The seven cutters were originally classified as WPG when they were convoy escorts during the 'Bloody Winter' of 1942. In 1965 the large cutters (except Hamilton which had been torpedoed and sunk) were all reclassified as WHEC high endurance cutters, just prior to Vietnam service.

 

US Coast Guard Combat Cutters of World War II http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/WPG_Photo_Index.asp

 

We started this topic with the Taney patch in the lower right. The patch in the upper right was just prior to her decommissioning in 1986

WHEC Treasury Class High Endurance Cutters.jpg

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