|USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM-552)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||The Keeper of the Robbins Reef Light|
|Operator:||US Coast Guard|
|Builder:||Fincantieri Marine Group|
|Laid down:||8 April 1996|
|Launched:||14 September 1996|
|Homeport:||Bayonne, New Jersey|
|Type:||Keeper Class Buoy Tender|
|Length:||36 m (118.1 ft)|
|Beam:||11 m (36.1 ft)|
|Height:||2.4 m (7.9 ft)|
|Ice class:||Can breake ice of about 35 mm thickness at 3 kn|
|Installed power:||2 x CAT 3508 TA diesels,|
|Propulsion:||2 x Ulstein/Rolls Royce 360 degree steerable Z-Drives plus 600 HP Electric Bow Thruster|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Range:||2000 nautical miles at 10 kn|
|Capacity:||Buoy deck area: 1/335ft2|
|Crew:||24 (2 Officers, 22 Enlisted)|
|Sensors and |
|Aviation facilities:||Crane: 1 x 10 ton|
USCGS Katherine Walker is a Keeper-class Coastal Buoy Tender of the United States Coast Guard. Her keel was laid on 8 April 1996 by Fincantieri Marine Group. Her namesake is Katherine Walker the keeper of the Robbins Reef Light; Mrs. Walker is responsible for saving the lives of 50 people. As well as keeping many ships away from the rocks. USCGC Katherine Walker is responsible for a total of 335 aids to navigation (ATON).
References[edit | edit source]
- "USCGC KATHERINE WALKER (Buoy ship)". https://www.fleetmon.com/vessels/uscgc-katherine-walker_9155597_8206696/. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552) - MilitaryNews.com: The ... - FlipHTML5". https://fliphtml5.com/omch/ufux. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
- "USCGC Katherine Walker". https://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-1/District-Cutters/USCGC-Katherine-Walker/. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
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