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BRAMBLE

  • 180'
  • 1944
  • ZENITH DREDGE CO.
  • Port Huron, Michigan, United States
  • $1,650,000

ABOUT BRAMBLE

Fully operational seagoing buoy tender built for the USCG!

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: ZENITH DREDGE CO.
  • Category: Expedition Yacht
  • Model: Cutter
  • Model Year: 1944
  • YearBuilt: 1944
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 0/0 - Crew R/B/S: 9/56/0
  • LOA: 180' 0" (54.86m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 37' 0" (11.28m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 13' 11" (4.24m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 8,000 Miles
  • Max Speed: 13 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 1,040 Tonne
  • Gross Tonnage: 749 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 30,499 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 28,000 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 8
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: N/A
  • Crew Berths: 56
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: GM
  • Model: EMD 645 V8
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Overview

** PRELIMINARY LISTING**

This vessel is fully operational and has been in freshwater since 1962. Two new GM Diesel engines and 200 Kw Generators have been installed in 1989.

History

The retired USCGC Bramble (WAGL/WLB-392) is one of 39 180-foot Seagoing Buoy Tenders designed and built in the early 1940s for the U.S. Coast Guard. 

USCGC Bramble (WLB-392) is one of the 39 original 180-foot (55 m) seagoing buoy tenders built between 1942-1944 for the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Cutter Bramble was commissioned in 1944 at a cost of just over $925,000. Following World War II, the Bramble participated in “Operation Crossroads,” the first test of an atomic bomb’s effect on surface ships, at Bikini Island. In 1957, a...long with the cutters Spar and Storis, it headed for the Northwest Passage, traveling through the Bering Straits and Arctic Ocean. Traveling for 64 days through 4,500 miles of partially uncharted waters, the vessels finally reached the Atlantic Ocean. These three surface vessels were the first to circumnavigate the North American Continent, an ambition mariners have had for more than 400 years.

In 1962, the Bramble transferred to Detroit to perform the missions of search and rescue, icebreaking, and law enforcement throughout the Great Lakes, in addition to aids to navigation. In 1975, the Bramble reported to Port Huron. The cutter's areas of responsibility included eastern Lake Erie, southern Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay, and maintaining 187 buoys, one NOAA weather buoy, and three fog signals. During winter months, its capabilities as an icebreaker enabled it to escort ships through ice and assist ships in distress. The Bramble was decommissioned in 2003 to be used as a museum. 

Awards: Throughout Bramble's service it was awarded many awards and ribbons. She received 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. 

Accommodations

  • (1) Captain Cabin w/ (1) Head & Shower (1 Berth)
  • (5) Officers Cabins w/ (5) Lavatories & (1) Head (5 Berths)
  • (1) First Class Cabin w/ (1) Head & Shower (5 Berths)
  • (1) Chief Petty Officer w/ (1) Head & Shower (3 Berths)
  • (1) Crew Quarters Fwd w/ (2) Heads & (2) Showers (22 Berths)
  • (1) Crew Quarters Aft w/ (2) Heads & (2) Showers (20 Berths)
  • (56) Total Berths
  • (12) Total Lavatories
  • (8) Total Heads

Equipment

  • (2) General Motors EMD 645 V8 Diesel engines (installed new in 1989)
  • 200 Kw Ship Service Generators (installed new in 1989)
  • 20 Ton Crane with 10 Ton Whip
  • Armory hand gun and M-16
  • (3) Refrigerators including (1) Freezer

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