US Wind class



Icebreakers Wind class

Heavily armed icebreakers which served from 1944 through the late 1970s in the United States Coast Guard. Three were loaned to the Soviet Navy while two others were built for the US Navy and a last one for the Royal Canadian Navy


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6000full load (tn)
82length (m)
19.35beam (m)
7.85draught (m)
13max speed (knots)
12000power (shp)
6Naval Engine diesel
6Naval Gun single 20 mm
8Naval Gun single 40 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Depth charge rack


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    Typical Max
US USCG Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard 01
CA Royal Canadian Navy (1945-1968) Bell 47 13

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CA Marine Industries Limited - 1
US Western Pipe and Steel Company - 7

List of Ships

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USUSCGWAGB-278USCGC Staten Island19441974
USUSCGWAGB-279USCGC Eastwind19441968
USUSCGWAGB-280USCGC Southwind19441974
USUSCGWAGB-281USCGC Westwind19441988
USUSCGWAGB-282USCGC Northwind19451989
CACanadian Armed ForcesAW 50HMCS LabradorCGVM19541987
USUSCGWAGB-283USCGC Burton Island19661978

8 units


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1943LaunchedUS WAGB-281 USCGC Westwind as USS Westwind AGB-6
1944US WAGB-278 USCGC Staten Island to Soviet Navy as Severny Veter
1944-jul-10Laid downUS WAGB-282 USCGC Northwind
1945US WAGB-281 USCGC Westwind to Soviet Union as Severni Polius
1945US WAGB-280 USCGC Southwind to Soviet Navy as Kapitan Belusov
1945-jul-28CommissionedUS WAGB-282 USCGC Northwind
1946US WAGB-283 USCGC Burton Island to US Navy as USS Burton Island AG-88
1946-dec-2DeploymentUS WAGB-282 USCGC Northwind Left eastern USA for Antarctica deployment with Operation Highjump, USCG Sikorsky HNS-1 39043 embarked. Returned to US mid Apr 1947.
1950US WAGB-280 USCGC Southwind to US Navy as USS Atka AGB-3
1951CommissionedUS WAGB-281 USCGC Westwind in USCG
1951US WAGB-278 USCGC Staten Island to US Navy as USS Northwind AGB-5
1952US WAGB-278 USCGC Staten Island renamed Staten Island
1954-jul-8CommissionedCA AW 50 HMCS Labrador
1957CA AW 50 HMCS Labrador as CGS Labrador
1962CA AW 50 HMCS Labrador to Coast Guard as CCGS Labrador, call sign changed to CGGM
1965CommissionedUS WAGB-284 USCGC Edisto in USCG
1965-febCommissionedUS WAGB-278 USCGC Staten Island
1966CommissionedUS WAGB-280 USCGC Southwind to USCG
1966CommissionedUS WAGB-283 USCGC Burton Island in USCG
1966US WAGB-281 USCGC Westwind Operation SUNEC
1972Fate: scrappedUS WAGB-279 USCGC Eastwind
1974DecommissionedUS WAGB-280 USCGC Southwind
1974DecommissionedUS WAGB-284 USCGC Edisto
1974-novDecommissionedUS WAGB-278 USCGC Staten Island
1978DecommissionedUS WAGB-283 USCGC Burton Island
1987DecommissionedCA AW 50 HMCS Labrador
1988Fate: scrappedCA AW 50 HMCS Labrador Sold for scrap.
1988-feb-28DecommissionedUS WAGB-281 USCGC Westwind
1989-jan-20DecommissionedUS WAGB-282 USCGC Northwind
1999Fate: scrappedUS WAGB-282 USCGC Northwind

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