USCGC Southwind WAGB 280
A Burton Island Class Icebreaker

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ICEBREAKER SHIP INDEX

Aircraft: 
 Coast Guard: - [2] helicopters

Navy: [1] Grumman J2F-4

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Fuel Capacities
Diesel - 10,185 Bbls
Gasoline - 7,200 Gals



Authorized as Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG-90)
Laid down, 20 July 1942, at Western Pipe & Steel Co., San Pedro, CA. Launched 8 March 1943
Commissioned USCGC Southwind (WAGB-280), 15 July 1944
Decommissioned, 25 March 1945 and (loaned) in the Lend-Lease Program, to the USSR, renamed Kaptian Belusov
Returned to US Naval custody 28 December 1949, at Yokosuka, Japan
Commissioned USS Atka (AGB-3), 1 October 1950, at Yokosuka
Decommissioned, 31 October 1966 and transferred to the US Coast Guard
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1966
Commissioned USCGC Southwind (WAGB-280), 18 January 1967 - Decommissioned, circa 1974 - Fate Unknown

Displacement: As Built - 3,575 t.(lt) Coast Guard 1967 - 3,052 t.(lt)   Length 269'   Beam 63' 6"   Draft 25' 9"
Speed Trial Speed 16 Kts. Max Sustained 13.4 Kts, 30,929-mi radius (1967) Economic 11.6 Kts, 32,485-mi radius (1967)
Complement: Navy Officers - 21 Enlisted - 332 Coast Guard 204
Armament: Navy [2] twin 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts [3] quad 40mm AA gun mounts
 [2] depth charge tracks   Coast Guard - none
Propulsion [6] Fairbanks Morse 10-cylinder diesels driving [6] Westinghouse DC generators
[2] 200Kw 240V D.C. diesel-drive Ship's Service Generators; [3] propellers,[2] aft, 13,000shp, [1] forward


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Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146