Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bramble, former Coast Guard cutter, for sale for $300,000

I served aboard this ship in 1982. Certainly not as nice of a ship as the icebreaker Mackinaw, but I made some friends during my time there. Another part of my past slips away. Sigh. The article has one mistake: the Bramble is 180' long, not 185'.










http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011105210371

4 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

Who would purchase an old
USCG cutter? Not exactly
yacht type material, but maybe a commercial fishing vessel? Curious about the
name 'Bramble': was there
a common theme for naming cutters?

Tim said...

BB- This particular class of vessel was named after trees. Sister ships included the Mariposa, Hollyhock, Acacia, Sundew, Blackthorn (which sank in a collison with a large tanker),Mesquite, and many others

http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/NPS_180_HAER_Report.pdf

This link provides some interesting back ground on the subject.

Coach harrison said...

Those pictures are so beautiful, But God it looks so cold!

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