USCGC BRAMBLE (WLB 392) - Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.A.       Call sign - NODK     IMO number -
Owner - United States Coast Guard

Location - Upbound in the Welland Canal at St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada     Photograph Date - 17 November 1991
Photographer - Jeff Cameron     Added to archive - 14 Apr 2001     Last updated - 24 Apr 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - 1942
  Keel laid - 2 August 1943
  Launched - 23 October 1943
  Delivered - 22 April 1944

  Newbuild cost - $925,464 (US)

  (a) USCG Bramble - U.S.A.

  As of April 2003 Bramble was still in service
  Will decommission on 22 May 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - "Balsam" class bouy tender
  Displacement tonnage - 757 (standard)
  Displacement tonnage - 1,034 (full load)
  L.O.A. - 54.91 meters (180'0")
  L.B.P. -
  Width overall - 11.29 meters (37'0")
  Width moulded -
  Draught - 3.97 meters (13'0")
  Depth -
  Bouy hanlding derrick - 1 (20 tonne)
  Compliment - 48 (6 officers)

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Marine Iron & Shipbuilding Company
  Country - Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A.
  Hull number -
  Engine builder - Cooper & Bessemer diesels
  Number of engines - 2
  Engines - GM EMD-645 V-8 diesels
  Horsepower - 1,200 bhp
  Speed - 13 knots
  Bow thuster - 1 (fixed pitch)
  Pennant # - WLB 392

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


* Bramble will be decommissioned on 22 May 2003. Her replacement, USCG Hollyhock is presently being built at Marinette, Wisconsin.

Information sources - Janes Warships, USCGC Bramble website
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ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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