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USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614)
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USCGC Bollard
Career (US)
Name: Bollard
Builder: Western Boat Builders Corporation, Tacoma, Washington[1]
Laid down: 1966
Launched: 4 May 1968
Commissioned: February 1967
Status: in active service, as of 2020
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

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 Ship Builders Corp., 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Western Boat Builders Corp.". Small Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders List. Shipbuilding History.com. http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/western.htm. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. "Data Sheet for 65' WYTL tug" (asp). USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614). U.S. Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/datasheet/65wytl.asp. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 

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