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USS Redbud (AKL 398) on 2 August 1949
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Class: REDBUD (AKL 398, USCG 180' TENDER)
Design: USCG 180' tender (WAGL)
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Complement: ###
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw

Construction:
AKLNameAcqBuilderKeelLaunchComm
398REDBUD18 Mar 1949Marine Iron/SB21 Jul 194311 Sep 194323 Jul 1949

Disposition:
AKLNameTInactStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
398REDBUDTr197020 Nov 197010 Nov 1970Trf. USCG--

Class Notes:
The preliminary design for the first batch of 180-foot coastwide tenders was initiated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service before its amalgamation into the Coast Guard in 1939. In Coast Guard service they tended both lighthouses and buoys. REDBUD was one of 20 ships in the third batch, begun in 1943-44.

Ship Notes:
AKLNameMANotes
398REDBUD(ex-AG-398 31 Mar 1949, ex-WAGL-398). Converted at Long Beach. To MSTS 12 Dec 1951. Returned 1970 to the Coast Guard, inactive 1970-72. Trf. 1 Mar 1972 to the Philippines as KALINGA (AK 89).

Page Notes:
Compiled: 9 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS