USCGC Greenbrier (WLR-75501)

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For other ships of the same name, see USCGC Greenbrier.
Modern Greenbriar.jpg
Career (USA)
Name: USCGC Greenbrier
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Avondale Shipyard Small Boat Division, New Orleans, Louisiana
Completed: 1990
Homeport: Natchez, Mississippi
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Kankakee class 75-foot river buoy tender
Displacement: 172 tons
Length: 75 ft (23 m)
Beam: 24 ft (7.3 m)
Draft: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines turning 2 shafts with 1,080 bhp
Speed: 12 knots
Crew: 19

The USCGC Greenbrier is a Kankakee class 75-foot river buoy tender which was built in 1990 by Avondale Shipyard Small Boat Division, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The tenders push a specific-use 130 foot maintenance barge, with specialized cranes and equipment. The vessel has a 24 foot beam, 5 foot of draft, and displaces 172 tons (full load). There is a crew of 19 but only 13 racks on board. The Kankakee class ships were built to replace old vessels. These are powered by 2 diesel engines turning 2 shafts with 1,080 bhp, giving the vessels a capability of 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)

The Greenbrier is based out of the Cutter Support Team Natchez Moorings on L.E. Barry Road, in Natchez, Mississippi, and was involved in Hurricane Katrina relief operations in September 2005.

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