Historic USCG cutter sold

Dec 30, 2018 by Triton Staff

The retired U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bramble, one of 39 180-foot seagoing buoy tenders built in the early 1940s, has been sold by IYC broker Randy Kluge. An award-winning vessel, Bramble is known for its explorer capabilities, including a range of 8,000nm.

After WWII, Bramble participated at Bikini Island in the first test of an atomic bomb’s effect on surface ships, according to IYC. In 1957, Bramble accompanied cutters Spar and Storis through the Northwest Passage, traveling through the Bering Straits and Arctic Ocean. In 1962, the boat transferred to Detroit to perform search and rescue, icebreaking, navigation aid and law enforcement throughout the Great Lakes. In 1975, the Bramble reported to Port Huron, where its areas of responsibility included eastern Lake Erie, southern Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay, as well as maintaining 187 buoys, one NOAA weather buoy, and three fog signals.

During winter months, the vessel escorted ships through ice and assisted ships in distress. The Bramble was decommissioned in 2003 to be used as a museum.

Awards include: The Department of Transportation Gold Medal, CG Unit Commendation, CG Meritorious Unit Commendation, CG “E” Ribbon, CG Bicentennial Unit Commendation, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Arctic Service Medal, and the Special Operations Service Ribbon.

For more information, visit IYC.com.

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