Category Archives: USCG

USCGC Tybee at Ectug

The Island class patrol boat USCGC Tybee arrived earlier this week for a port visit. the vessel is based in Woods Hole MA, and is due to sail at 1500 this afternoon.

the Island class are 110′ long, and based on a British design. They were constructed between 1985 and 1992, and 37 vessels of the class are still in active service. Powered by 2 diesel engines, they have a top speed of 29.5knots and a range of 4500km. the Island class carries a crew on 16 – 2 officers and 14 enlisted personnel.

USCGC Bear

the USCGC Bear arrived this morning and tied up at the dockyard. Bear is a Medium Endurance cutter, and was commissioned in 1983. The ship is home-ported in Portsmouth Virginia. This class of vessel frequently visits Halifax, though typically New England based ships. Bear has not been here during the existence of this blog.

The Ship will be participating in Op Nanook. The Danish Navy Frigate HDMS Triton is also due this afternoon.

USCGC Morro Bay

the US Coast Guard Ice-breaking tug Morro Bay is due to depart Tall Ships quay over the noon hour today. Morro Bay arrived in Halifax on the 23rd from Montreal, and is currently headed out of the lakes, likely for a work period.

One of 9 bay class ice breaking tugs, Morro Bay has been based in Cleveland Ohio since 2014, and entered service in 1981.

USCG Visit to dockyard.

USCGC Escanaba and USCGC Richard Synder will be departing Tuesday at 10am, and will be taking part in Arctic Exercises with the Canadian Coast Guard and Navy.

HMCS Harry Dewolf will also be sailing, on the first leg of her circumnavigation of North America, which will see the ship participate in those exercises.

USCG Port Visit tomorow

USCGC Escanaba and USCGC Richard Synder are due for a port visit tomorrow morning. they are scheduled to arrive at the pilot station between 8:30 and 9am.

USCGC Escanaba is based in Boston, and has visited Halifax At least twice since 2010. it is typical of the medium endurance cutters that Visit halifax.

USCGC Richard Synder is home-ported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, and is a Daeman Stan 4708, a sightly larger version of the CCGS Mid shore patrol boats.

US Coast Guard cutter to make a port visit tomorrow

USCGC Tahoma is due to arrive at the Dockyard tomorrow. This marks the first port visit for a US Government vessel this year. the PCU St. Louis, the latest LCS bypassed traditional stops in Canada on her way out of the great lakes a few weeks ago, and no other US Navy or Coast Guard vessels have stopped in Halifax so far this year.

USCGC Tahoma is based in New Hampshire, and is likely make a stop for provisions.

USCGC KATMAI BAY Arrived Over Night

The Bay class icebreaking tug USCGC KATMAI BAY arrived at Tall ships Quay overnight.

the Bay class usually works in the great lakes, breaking ice, the ship is likely headed back to her home port of at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Katmai Bay, is named after an area of saltwater shoreline in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, is the lead ship of a class.

2 USCG Ships in the Harbour

2 US Coast guard vessels spent the weekend in Halifax. USCGC Mobile Bay is a bay class Icebreaking tug, and is likely heading for the great lakes for the winter  Baltimore for a refit. She is homeported in Wisconsin, and is due to return to the lakes before winter. This movement is common for this class of vessel, and the BAY class is a frequent caller at Tall Ships Quay. She is Due to Sail at 10am Tuesday.

USCGC Legare is a Medium Endurance cutter, based in Portsmouth Virginia. A member of the Famous Class of Cutter, she was commissioned in 1990. the Famous class of USCG vessel to Call in Halifax. she is due to sail from the dockyard on the 30th.

As far as my notes go, this is the first call in Halifax for both these vessels in the last 10 years.

RDV2017 – the Halifax Side

 

(above) Oosterschelde (below) Golden Liew. Both at Purdys Wharf.

(above) St. Lawrence II at Saltys. (below) Bluenose at the Museum Wharf.

(above) Spirit of North Carolina at Museum Wharf (below) Alexander von Humboldt at Ectug.

(above) HMCS Oriole at Ectug (below) El Galeon at Salter block

(above sand below) Jolie Brise, Vahine, Spaniel, Rona II


 

(above)Regina Germania and Peter Von Danzig  (below) Geronimo

 

(above) Atyla  (below) Impossible Dream, both at bishops Landing

(above) Spirit of Bermuda (below) Mists of Avalon


(above) Wylde Swan (below) Blue Clipper

(below) USCG Eagle

USCGC Bristol Bay departs for the Great Lakes

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The USCG Icebreaking tug Bristol Bay sailed for the great lakes today. these tugs seem to seasonally rotate between the Atlantic coast in summer, and the lakes in winter. Bristol Bay had been tied up at Tall Ships Quay, next to Nova Scotia Power.



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