|USCGC Willow (WLB-202)|
|Career (United States)|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|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)|
15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph) at full load displacement |
(75% rated power)
|Range:||6,000 nmi (11,000 km; 6,900 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
8 Officers |
The USCGC Willow (WLB-202) is a United States Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender, the third of her name and the second of the Juniper class. She is home-ported in Newport, Rhode Island and normally tends some 189 buoys from her home port to Bar Harbour, Maine, along the New England coast to the U.S. Canadian border, however she is also responsible for maintenance support of National Data Buoy Center offshore weather buoys. In addition to her primary Aid to Navigation (ATON) role Willow also performs other duties, such as maritime border security, marine environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, search and rescue.
History[edit | edit source]
Willow was built by Manitowoc Marine Corporation in Wisconsin, she was launched in June 1996 and commissioned in the April of 1997.