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Histories for USCGC WESTWIND (WAGB-281)




02 Dec USCGC Westwind accident (David Conner)
My name is Dave Conner and I was a SN on board Westwind when we were stuck in the ice shelf in1984. I remember being assigned to use a fire hose on the fantail to wet the Teflon coated paint so the ship would settle out of her list (it worked). I will never forget the sound of the frames exploding... More
02 Dec USCGC Westwind accident (David Conner)
My name is Dave Conner and I was a SN on board Westwind when we were stuck in the ice shelf in1984. I remember being assigned to use a fire hose on the fantail to wet the Teflon coated paint so the ship would settle out of her list (it worked). I will never forget the sound of the frames exploding... More
14 Apr Deep Freeze Scare! (Tyrone Blackmon)
I was EM standing watch as it all took place, while making my rounds in the rudder room i notice that rudder was jam being puch past its limit. then all i heard next was the sound of GQ, when i went up to the deck all i could see was this wall of Ice, light blue in color the ship was listing i... More
17 Jan Operation Deepfreeze (Bruce Stotts)
I was a Damage Contolman aboard the Westwind when this accident happened and took place in the repairs
28 Sep Westwind Decommissioned in Mobile (David Van nevel)
The history page here implies that work stopped on the Westwind at the Coast Guard yard and she was decommissioned there. Actually, the Westwind was towed back to Mobile, AL, went through an extensive yard availability at John Bludworth Marine and actually made two short shake-down cruises. She... More
05 Nov Westwind Damaged in Antarctica Mishap (Brian Denmark)
On 1 Jan 84 the CGC Westwind suffered major hull damage while she was conducting icebreaking operations in the Weddell Sea, just off the Larsen Ice Shelf on the Antarctica Peninsula. A 180' gash was ripped in the side of the vessel when the ice shifted, pushing her up against a 100' ice cliff.... More [+1 pictures ]



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