USCGC Gasconade (WLR-75401)

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USCGC Gasconade (WLR-75401)
History
United States
Name: USCGC Gasconade
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Saint Louis Shipbuilding & Steel Co.[1]
Completed: 1964
Commissioned: 1964
Homeport: Omaha, Nebraska
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Gasconade-class 75 ft (23 m) river buoy tender
Displacement: 141 tons
Length: 75 ft (23 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Propulsion: 2 Caterpillar diesel engines turning 2 shafts with 600 bhp
Speed: 8 knots (15 km/h)

USCGC Gasconade is a Gasconade-class 75-foot (23 m) river buoy tender which was built in 1964 at Saint Louis, Missouri where she was initially homeported. In 1965 she was assigned a homeport of Omaha, Nebraska. [1]

She pushes a specific-use 90-foot (27 m) aid to navigation maintenance barge, with a crane and buoy service gear.[1] The vessel has a 22-foot (6.7 m) beam, 4-foot (1.2 m) of draft, and displaces 141 tons (full load).[1] She is powered by two diesel engines turning 2 shafts with 600 bhp, giving the vessel a capability of eight knots. Gasconade is commanded by a master chief boatswain's mate with a crew of thirteen assigned. Her area of operation includes the Missouri River from Glasgow, Missouri to Sioux City, Iowa.

History[edit]

Gasconade is based at the Corps of Engineers facility on John J. Pershing Road in Omaha, Nebraska where she has been homeported since 1965.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Scheina, p 123


Bibliography
  • Scheina, Robert L. (1990). U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, 1946-1990. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis. ISBN 978-0-87021-719-7.

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