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USCGC Storis
WMEC-38
Call Sign NRUC

 
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STORIS: Anglicization version of the Danish word ‘sirorssuit’ meaning ‘large ice'

"Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast"

Glacier Class Icebreaker: Laid down, 14 July 1941, at Toledo Shipbuilding Co.
Commissioned: 30 September 1942  Decommissioned: 12 February 2007  Transferred to Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet.
Displacement: 2,030 t. Length: 230' Beam: 43' 2" Draft: 15' Speed: 14 kts. Complement: 12 Officers, 72 Enlisted
Sensors: SPS-64 I-band navigation search radar Armament: [1] 25mm Mk38 MOD:0 gun - [2] .50 cal M2 Browning machine gun

Storis was towed by MV/A.N. TILLETT owned by Pacific Tugboat Service  To be Recycled in Mexico. See Map below

STORIS IS EQUIPPED WITH THREE EMD 645EG ENGINES CONNECTED TO THREE WESTINGHOUSE DC GENERATORS PROVIDING POWER TO ONE WESTINGHOUSE DC PROPULSION MOTOR (1800 HP)CUTTER REPOWERED IN 1986. PROPELLER IS 10 FEET-6 INCHES IN DIAMETER X 7 FEET-4 INCHES PITCH, 5 BLADE RH BRONZE. HULL IS RIVETED STEEL, FULL LOAD DISPLACEMENT IS 1710 LONG TONS. SHAFT BEARING FORWARD, ORION THRUST SHAFT BEARING AFT, THORDON. SHAFT SEALS FORE AND AFT: JOHN CRANE TYPE MX9, TANK CAPACITY DIESEL OIL 324 LONG TONS, FRESH WATER: 93 LONG TONS. COAST GUARD CREW SIZE: 10 OFFICERS AND 68 CREW MEMBERS WITH SEPARATE CREW QUARTERS FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. LAST DRY DOCKING OF CUTTER WAS IN 2007 PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE READY RESERVE FLEET. HULL WAS CLEANED AND HULL RECOATED TO PREVENT SLUFFING OF HULL PAINT. THE TWO, 22 FOOT, MODEL H630 ZODIAC BOATS CURRENTLY ON BOARD THE CUTTER WILL CONVEY WITH THE CUTTER BOAT HIN: XDC63248C000 AND XDC63193E898. CUTTER ALSO EQUIPPED WITH A HYDRAULIC CARGO BOOM ON FORWARD PART OF THE CUTTER. CUTTER WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO BE A SUPPLY VESSEL FOR OPERATIONS IN GREENLAND (NORTH ATLANTIC. FROM: http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdscLnk?sl=41QSCI13425001
                           


The Marine traffic electronics did not work here on Oct. 29, 2013   


Vern traveled many times on a Ferry that was scrapped in this same place. The KLICKITAT.

Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146     -    Mike McCullough made me aware of the Encounter. :)