USCGC Mobile Bay (WTGB-103)

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USCGC Mobile Bay (WTGB-103)
Career
Builder: Tacoma Boatbuilding
Launched: December 11, 1978
Commissioned: September 2, 1979
Homeport: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: USCG Katmai Bay class Ice cutting Tug (WTGB)
Displacement: 690 tons
Length: 140 ft
Beam: 37.5 ft
Propulsion: Two Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines
Speed: 14.7 knots (27 km/h) max
Boats and landing
craft carried:
1 Utility Boat 120-foot Aids-to-Navigation barge

USCGC Mobile Bay (WTGB-103) is an active Ice cutting Tug under the direction of the United States Coast Guard. Her homeport is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She is one of two ships in her class that has been equipped with a 120-foot Aids-to-Navigation barge operating on the Great Lakes.[1] The vessel was specifically designed to carry out ice cutting missions, but also carries out missions in Search and Rescue, Environmental Pollution Response, Maritime Law Enforcement and Homeland Security.[1]

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