USCGC CLAMP (WLIC 75306) - Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.       Call sign - unknown     Official number - unknown
Owner - United States Coast Guard

Location - Photographed while she was underway off Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas with the barge CGB 68016     Photograph Date - 18 April 2000
Photographer - Rick Garcia     Added to archive - 28 September 2004     Last updated - 12 December 2005

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - 1961
  Keel laid - 26 August 1963
  Launched -
  Delivered - 11 December 1964

  Newbuild cost -

  (a) USCG Clamp (WLIC 75306) - U.S.A.

  As of December 2005 Clamp was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - "Anvil/Clamp" inland construction tender
  Displacement tonnage - 145 (full load)
  L.O.A. - 23.20 meters ( 76' 0" )
  L.B.P. -
  Width overall - 6.7 meters ( 22' 0" )
  Width moulded -
  Draught - 1.2 meters ( 4' 0" )
  Depth -
  Compliment - 12 (1 officer)

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Stugeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dock Co.
  Country - Stugeon Bay, Wisconsin
  Hull number - 260
  Engine builder - Caterpillar diesels
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - Caterpillar
  Horsepower - 660 bhp
  Number of shafts/props - 2
  Speed - 13 knots
  Bow thuster - unknown

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..


* USCG Clamp was one of 10 "Anvil/Clamp" class inland construction tenders built between 1962 and 1965
* At the end of the construction programme the class included - Anvil (WLIC 75301), Hammer (WLIC 75302), Sledge (WLIC 75303), Mallet (WLIC 75304), Vise (WLIC 75305), Clamp (WLIC 75306), Wedge (WLIC 75307), Spike (WLIC 75308), Hatchett (WLIC 75309) and Axe (WLIC 75310)
* Wedge and Spike were stricken sometime in the early 1990s
* Clamp's original engines were replaced in the 1980s sometime (original engines - 2 Wakesha F1950-DSIM diesels)

Information sources - Janes Warships
Additional information - Al Jackman - U.S.A.

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