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Home > Alaska > Kodiak vicinity > U.S. Coast Guard Cutter IRONWOOD, Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, AK



B&W Photos
BWPhotos 193650
HB12803
BWPhotos 193650
BWPhotos 193651
HB12804
BWPhotos 193651


Item Title
BWPhotos 193651

Location
Kodiak vicinity, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AK-44
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1974 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2000 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 2001 subsequent work
Significance: This vessel was built to serve as a 180' U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The federal government purchased or built thirty-nine of these vessels, built in three sub-classes, from 1942 to 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
Radar


Related Names
A M Deering
U.S. Coast Guard
Porter, Marc, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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