Cutter ACUSHNET new video clip: team work

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  1. BruceRTalbot

    BruceRTalbot Member

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    Posted yesterday are two interesting video clips from Coast Guard Public Affairs on the decommissioning of the "Queen of the Fleet" the Cutter Acushnet in Alaska. Interesting to hear the ship's crew talking about the need for team work on such an old ship patrolling such a challenging sea.

    http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-decommissions-its-oldest-ship/2011/03/12/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoastGuardNews+%28Coast+Guard+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher#comment-31999

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  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    On a sidenote, "Coast Guard News" is not an official blog or source. I personally like it, but I just wanted to put that out there.
     
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    My son served on the Acushnet for seven weeks his 3/c summer. It was quite an experience for him!:shake:
     
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    Great vsl, I got a chance to serve on her sister vsl the Yocona-mighty Yoc when she was in Oregon.
     
  5. BruceRTalbot

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    I read in a newspaper article there is talk of trying to keep the ship as a floating museam. In addition to its life as a USCG cutter, when it was origionally commissioned as a US Navy warship, it saw service at Iwo Jima. Tough to come up with funding for that in this tight economy.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It spent very very little time in the Navy.
     
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    I agree Bruce it would make a great musuem. Her lines are beautiful and a very powerful ocean going vsl. One of my best friends had his first tour after graduation aboard her. He loved it-She was homeported at the time in Gulfport,Ms so she's been everywhere. These older vsls really have the character and feel of the past with them. Sad to see her go!
     
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    Wow. Opening bid only $70,000 -- current top bid $100,500 and only one day left to place a bid. Seems low, although I read on the site that the cutter that was featured in the book/movie "Perfect Storm" was sold for only $60,000. Scrap price I guess.
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The ship in the book "The Perfect Storm" was the USCGC Tamaroa.

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    In the movie it was actually a 210' seen here.

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    USCGC Tamaroa

    The Coast Guard's only submarine. :thumb:
     
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