1976    

US Polar class



Icebreakers

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Icebreakers Polar class





Derivatives / Succeeded by
1999 US Healy class



  Specifications


141crew
13000light (tn)
122length (m)
25beam (m)
8.50draught (m)
28000range (nm)
75000power (shp)

1Naval Engine diesel
1Naval Engine gas turbine

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1976--USUSCGWAGB-10USCGC Polar Star
1977--USUSCGWAGB-11USCGC Polar Sea
1999--USUSCGWAGB-20Healy class USCGC Healy



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  Events


1976CommissionedCommissioned US WAGB-10 USCGC Polar Star
1994-aug-22DeploymentDeployment US WAGB-11 USCGC Polar Sea to North Pole, in company with CCGS Louis S St Laurent.
2006-jun-30 US WAGB-10 USCGC Polar Star into caretaker status
2012-janDeploymentDeployment US WAGB-11 USCGC Polar Sea Alaska, with Dolphin 6573
2019-feb-18Port VisitPort Visit US 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.
2024-feb-25Port VisitPort Visit US WAGB-10 USCGC Polar Star departed Auckland after visit









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