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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