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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SEDGE, Homer, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK



Item Title
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SEDGE, Homer, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK

Location
Homer vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-46
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1973 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1989 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2002 subsequent work
Significance: This vessel was built to serve as a 180' U.S. Coat Guard cutter. The federal government purchased or built thirty-nine of these vessels, built in three sub-classes, from 1942-1944. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) designed the 180s to service Aids-to-Navigation (AtoN), perform Search and Rescue missions (SAR), carry out Law Enforcement duties (LE), and conduct ice-breaking operations. Members of the class have served in the USCG from 1942 to the present. They have significantly contributed to safe navigation on inland and international waters in times of peace and war.

Subjects
War (World War II)
Navigation
Environmental Protection


Related Names
Marine Iron & Shipbuilding Corporation
GLACIER BAY
EXXON VALDEZ
US Coast Guard
Porter, Marc, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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