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USCGC Gasconade (WLR-75401)
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USCGC Gasconade (WLR-75401)
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Name: USCGC Gasconade
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Saint Louis Shipbuilding & Steel Co.[1]
Completed: 1964
Commissioned: 1964
Homeport: Omaha, Nebraska
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & 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)

The 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.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Scheina, p 123

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