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USCGC Hickory (WLB-212)
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USCGC Hickory.
Career (United States)
Commissioned: 2003
Nickname: Bull of the North (Previously The Kenai Keeper)
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,000 long tons (2,000 t) full load
Length: 225 ft (69 m)
Beam: 46 ft (14 m)
Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 × Caterpillar 3608 engines
Marine Engines
3,100 shp (2,300 kW)
Speed: 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph) at full load displacement
(80% rated power)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 7 Officers
40 Enlisted
Armament: 2 x .50 caliber machine guns

The USCGC Hickory (WLB-212) is a United States Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender home-ported in Homer, Alaska. The Hickory serves multiple missions, including aids to navigation, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection and homeland security. Because of her service to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, the Hickory has earned the nickname "The Kenai Keeper".

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