|USCGC Greenbrier (WLR-75501)|
|Operator:||United States Coast Guard|
|Builder:||Avondale Shipyard Small Boat Division, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Class & type:||Kankakee class 75-foot river buoy tender|
|Length:||75 ft (23 m)|
|Beam:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 diesel engines turning 2 shafts with 1,080 bhp|
The USCGC Greenbrier is a Kankakee class 75-foot river buoy tender which was built in 1990 by Avondale Shipyard Small Boat Division, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The tenders push a specific-use 130 foot maintenance barge, with specialized cranes and equipment. The vessel has a 24 foot beam, 5 foot of draft, and displaces 172 tons (full load). There is a crew of 19 but only 13 racks on board. The Kankakee class ships were built to replace old vessels. These are powered by 2 diesel engines turning 2 shafts with 1,080 bhp, giving the vessels a capability of 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
The Greenbrier is based out of the Cutter Support Team Natchez Moorings on L.E. Barry Road , in Natchez, Mississippi, and was involved in Hurricane Katrina relief operations in September 2005.
References[edit | edit source]
- World navies of Today specifications Kankakee class tug-type river buoy tenders
- Monitoring Times online magazine
- Seawaves online magazine. Hurricane Katrina Relief Ships (list)[dead link]
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