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  • US Polar class

    Icebreakers
    ships



    1976    


    Icebreakers Polar class

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    US Healy class 1999


    Specifications

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    141crew
    13000light (tn)
    122length (m)
    25beam (m)
    8.50draught (m)
    28000range (nm)
    75000power (shp)
    1Naval Engine diesel
    1Naval Engine gas turbine

    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    US USCG SNIA HH-65 Dolphin 20
    US USCG Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard 20

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    Shipyards

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    US Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company - Harbor Island2


    List of Ships

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    USUSCGWAGB-10USCGC Polar Star1976--
    USUSCGWAGB-11USCGC Polar Sea1977--
    USUSCGWAGB-20Healy class USCGC Healy1999--



    3 units


    Events

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    1976CommissionedUS WAGB-10 USCGC Polar Star
    1994-aug-22DeploymentUS WAGB-11 USCGC Polar Sea to North Pole, in company with CCGS Louis S St Laurent.
    2006-jun-30US WAGB-10 USCGC Polar Star into caretaker status
    2012-janDeploymentUS WAGB-11 USCGC Polar Sea Alaska, with Dolphin 6573
    2019-feb-18Port VisitUS WAGB-10 USCGC Polar Star Berthed in Wellington, after Ice Breaking deployment to Antarctica to clear a path to US McMurdo Sound Base and NZ Scott Base. 1st visit of US military ship to NZ since NZ anti-nuclear stance in 1980s.






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