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USCGC Brier (WLI-299) (? - 1969)
USCGC Brier (WAGL-299) (1943 - ?)

USCGC Brier Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Coast Guard Bluebell-Class Buoy Tender
  • Laid down at Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched, 5 August 1942
  • Delivered to the US Coast Guard and commissioned USCGC Brier (WAGL-299), 2 July 1943
  • Assigned to the 6th Coast Guard District at Charleston, S.C.
  • Reassigned to Burnswick, GA., 16 January 1952
  • Reassigned to Atlantic City, N.J., 9 November 1965
  • Placed in reserve at St. George, Staten Island, N. Y., 10 November 1966
  • Recommissioned, 25 April 1967, assigned to Boston. MA.
  • Decommissioned, 9 November 1967
  • Transferred to the US Navy, 10 March 1969
  • Placed in service as Miscellaneous Unclassified IX-307
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 2 June 1983
    Cost $175,001
    Displacement 178 t.(fl)
    Length 100'
    Beam 24' 7"
    Draft 5' 4"
    Deck Gear 5 ton boom capacity, air powered hoist
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 3,000 nm range at 6.5 knots
    Complement 16
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion two Murphy 6-cylinder diesel engines, 330 BHP, twin propellers

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office - Brier, 1943 WAGL / WLI-299

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