|USCGC Firebush (WLB-393)|
USCGC Firebush underway.
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USCGC Firebush (WLB-393)|
|Builder:||Zenith Dredge Corporation|
|Laid down:||12 November 1943|
|Launched:||3 February 1944|
|Commissioned:||20 July 1944|
|Decommissioned:||26 May 2003|
Transferred to Nigerian Navy |
30 June 2003
|Name:||NNS Nwamba (A 503)|
|Commissioned:||30 June 2003|
|Status:||Active as of July, 2015|
|Class & type:||Iris-class buoy tender|
|Displacement:||935 long tons (950 t)|
|Length:||180 ft (55 m)|
|Beam:||47 ft 1 in (14.35 m)|
|Draft:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper Bessemer-type GND-8, 4-cycle diesels; single screw|
8.3 kn (15.4 km/h; 9.6 mph) cruising|
13 kn (24 km/h; 15 mph) maximum
The USCGC Firebush (WLB-393) was a Iris-class buoy tender belonging to the United States Coast Guard launched on 3 February 1944 and commissioned on 20 July 1944. She was eventually transferred to the Nigerian Navy in June 2003.
Career[edit | edit source]
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USCGC Firebush (WLB-393)
The Firebush was fire assigned to the 3rd Coast Guard District and homeported in St. George, Staten Island where she was used for ATON duties during the end of World War II. In June 1979, she was transferred to Kodiak, Alaska to assist with ATON in Alaskan waters. During her time there, she tended 140 aids to navigation including 83 buoys. In May 2003 the Firebush was decommissioned and turned over to the Nigerian Navy.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "USCG Firebush". US Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/firebush_1944.asp. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
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