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USCGC Sundew
USCGC Sundew - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - April 5, 2003
 
From the early days of digital cameras. Sundew attempting to break a track out of Duluth to open the season for 'Lakers'.

USCGC Sundew (WLB-404) was a 180-foot (55 m) sea going buoy tender (WLB). An Iris, or C-class tender, it was built by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Sundew's preliminary design was completed by the United States Lighthouse Service and the final design was produced by Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Corporation in Duluth for the U.S. Coast Guard. On 29 November 1943 the keel was laid. It was launched on 8 February 1944 and commissioned on 24 August 1944. The original cost for the hull and machinery was $861,589.

Sundew is one of 39 original 180-foot (55 m) seagoing buoy tenders built between 1942-1944. All but one of the original tenders, USCGC Ironwood, were built in Duluth. Like all of these tenders, Sundew was named after a plant, in this case the sundew, a carnivorous plant from the genus Drosera.
More details and photos for: USCGC Sundew (WLB-404)
Fleet:United States Coast GuardIMO:8635100 
Owner: Category:Coast Guard (United States)
Manager: Port/Flag:United States
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Names:USCGC Sundew (WLB-404)

Photographer:Capt. Paul Beesley - Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USACollection:Capt. Paul Beesley Collection (Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA)
Format:Digital PhotographViews:11 
Uploaded:2023-03-12 10:09 AM by Paul Beesley

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