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Polar Star (U.S.C.G.C.)

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Registry #1 USCG WAGB.10 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1975 Polar Star (U.S.C.G.C.) Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1975 Place Seattle Area WA Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 399.0' x 83.5' x 31'
Builder Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Company Measurement (metric) 122m x 25.45m x 9.4m
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Icebreaker
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine Six Alco 16V-251F diesel engines (6 × 3,000 hp (2,200 kW)) Engine Manufacture
Repower Propulsion 3 Screws
Rebuilds She had a major refit in 2012. Call Sign
Pendant  # WAGB.10 Masters Captain Paul A. Taylor (USCG) (1988); Captain R. Hammond (USCG) (1989);
In 1976-2016 she was owned by the United States Coast Guard.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name A pole star is a visible star, preferably a prominent one, that is approximately aligned with the Earth's axis of rotation.
She was designed to break 6.5' of sea ice at three knots. In 1988 Captain Paul Taylor made a West to East Transit of the Northwest Passage and returned to Seattle WA via the Panama Canal and transitted again (East to West) in 1989 under the command of Captain R. Hammond. She was afloat in 2016.
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia;;
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