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USCGC Bluebell, a sister to USS Brier (IX 307).
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Class: BRIER (IX 307)
Design: USCG 100' tender (WAGL)
Displacement (tons): 178 full
Dimensions (feet): 100' oa, 96' pp x 24' e x 4.5' full (8' to lowest projection)
Armament: none
Accommodations: unk.
Speed (kts.): 10
Propulsion (HP): 600
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws

307BRIER29 Aug 1970Dubuque Boat & Boiler Wks, Dubuque, Ia.5 Aug 19426 May 1943COM/SRV

IXNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale
307BRIER198215 Aug 19822 Jun 1983Sold--

Class Notes:
One of seven Cosmos-class 100-foot inland (bay and sound) buoy tenders constructed by the Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works of Dubuque, Iowa. An eighth sister, Bluebell, was later built at Tacoma, Wash. Brier was designated WAGL 299, later WLI 299. Decomm. by USCG 9 Nov 1967, on USN list 10 Mar 1969 as equipment to be used as an instrument platform in explosive testing at the Naval Orenance Center's facility at Solomons Island, MD, classified IX 307 on 29 Aug 1970.

Photographed 8 Aug 2017 as an oyster dredge at Bridgeport, Conn. [http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2736518]

Ship Notes:
307BRIER(comm. 2 Jul 1943). Sold by DRMS 1983 for further use.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR