USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614)

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USCGC Bollard
United States
Name: Bollard
Builder: Western Boat Building Corporation, Tacoma, Washington[1]
Laid down: 1966
Launched: 4 May 1966
Commissioned: February 1967
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Displacement: 72 tons
Length: 65 ft 11.5 in (20.104 m) [2]
Beam: 19 ft 7 in (5.97 m)
Draft: 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Installed power: 2 x Onan, 25 kW generators
Propulsion: 1 x Caterpillar 3412DIT 12-cylinder Turbocharged Diesel; 500 shaft horsepower
Speed: 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Range: 3,820 nmi (7,070 km)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 x 14 ft (4.3 m) work boat, Mercury 4-stroke 40 hp
Complement: 7
Armament: None

USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614) is a cutter in the US Coast Guard.

Bollard is a small icebreaking harbor tug that operates in Long Island Sound and north to Narragansett Bay. Her homeport is New Haven, Connecticut. She was constructed at Western Boat, in Tacoma Washington in 1966 and was commissioned in February 1967. As an icebreaking tug, the ship breaks ice on the Connecticut River in the winter to allow commercial traffic to pass.

In warmer weather, Bollard serves many missions including servicing aids to navigation, search and rescue and law enforcement. Bollard and her crew conduct search and rescue operations as necessary regardless of the time of year. The Officer-in-Charge is a Chief Boatswain's Mate.

On 26 February 2015 Bollard was featured in a news story about Coast Guard ice breaking operations on National Public Radio. In January 2018 Bollard was damaged during icebreaking operations on the Connecticut River [3]


  1. ^ "Western Boatbuilding Co". Small Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders List. Shipbuilding Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Data Sheet for 65' WYTL tug" (asp). USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614). U.S. Coast Guard. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "USCG Vessel Damaged During Work to Clear Ice Jams Along Connecticut River". Connecticut News. NBC Universal Media. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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