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Spar (U.S.C.G.C.)

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Registry #1 USCG WAGL.403 Registry #2 Registry #3
Name 1 1943 Spar (U.S.C.G.C.) Name 5
Name 2 Name 6
Name 3 Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1943 Place Duluth Area MN Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 180' x 37' x 12'
Builder Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage Type 1 Icebreaker
Registered Tonnage Type 2
Engine 2-1050hp diesel engines Engine Manufacture EMD
Repower Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters Lieutenant C. V. Crewing USCG (1957)
In 1943-97 she was owned by the United States Coast Guard.
Fate Laid-up Date 1997-00-00
Named Features
Significance of Name CGC SPAR was named after the original Coast Guard Women’s Reserve and is an acronym for the Coast Guard motto "Semper Paratus, Always Ready."
In 1957, under command of C. V. Crewing USCG, she travelled as part of a US Coast Guard Squadron, West to East in a Transit of the Northwest Passage (the first US Vessels to Transit).
MacFarlane, J.M. (1992) Northwest Passage Challengers. In Resolution. Spring Issue. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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