U.S. Coast Guard Cutter COWSLIP, Base Tongue Point, Astoria, Clatsop County, OR
Base Tongue Point, Astoria vicinity, OR
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OR-114
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1982 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 1942-1944. 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.
Search & Rescue Operations
US Lighthouse Service
Marine Iron & Shipbuilding Corporation
US Coast Guard
Porter, Marc, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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