Coast Guard Cutters with Asbestos

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The U.S. Coast Guard has commissioned dozens of cutters to patrol the waters around America’s shores. These ships have been employed in a wide variety of tasks by the Coast Guard, including assisting mariners, performing narcotics seizures and rescuing immigrants. Many of these vessels also saw active service during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and other U.S. military conflicts.

During World War II, many Coast Guard cutters were assigned to the U.S. Navy and saw action in the North Atlantic. Among the most noteworthy of these ships were the famed Treasury class high endurance cutters (also known as Secretary class cutters), all but one of which served from their launches in 1936-1937 until the 1980s.

The following is a partial list of U.S. Coast Guard cutters that may have been contaminated with asbestos materials:

  • USCGC Absecon (WHEC-374)
  • USCGC Active (WMEC-618)
  • USCGC Acushnet (WMEC-167)
  • USCGC Alert (WMEC-630)
  • USCGC Androscoggin (WHEC-68)
  • USCGC Barataria (WHEC-381)
  • USCGC Bering Strait (WHEC-382)
  • USCGC Bibb (WPG-31)
  • USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
  • USCGC Campbell (WPG-32)
  • USCGC Casco (WHEC-370)
  • USCGC Castle Rock (WHEC-383)
  • USCGC Chase (WHEC-718)
  • USCGC Chautauqua (WHEC-41)
  • USCGC Chincoteague (WHEC-375)
  • USCGC Confidence (WMEC-619)
  • USCGC Cook Inlet (WHEC-384)
  • USCGC Coos Bay (WHEC-376)
  • USCGC Courageous (WMEC-622)
  • USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716)
  • USCGC Dauntless (WMEC-624)
  • USCGC Decisive (WMEC-629)
  • USCGC Dependable (WMEC-626)
  • USCGC Dexter (WHEC-385)
  • USCGC Diligence (WMEC-616)
  • USCGC Duane (WPG-33)
  • USCGC Durable (WMEC-628)
  • USCGC Escanaba (WHEC-64)
  • USCGC Escape (WMEC-6)
  • USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721)
  • USCGC Gresham (WHEC-387)
  • USCGC Haida (WPG-45)
  • USCGC Half Moon (WHEC-378)
  • USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715)
  • USCGC Hamilton (WPG-34)
  • USCGC Humboldt (WHEC-372)
  • USCGC Ingham (WPG-35)
  • USCGC Iroquois (WHEC-43)
  • USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725)
  • USCGC Klamath (WHEC-66)
  • USCGC Mackinac (WHEC-373)
  • USCGC Matagora (WHEC-371)
  • USCGC McCulloch (WHEC-386)
  • USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717)
  • USCGC Mendota (WHEC-69)
  • USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726)
  • USCGC Minnetonka (WHEC-67)
  • USCGC Modoc (WPG-46)
  • USCGC Mojave (WPG-47)
  • USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
  • USCGC Munro (WHEC-724)
  • USCGC Owasco (WHEC-39)
  • USCGC Pontchartrain (WHEC-70)
  • USCGC Reliance (WMEC-615)
  • USCGC Resolute (WMEC-620)
  • USCGC Rockaway (WHEC-377)
  • USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)
  • USCGC Sebago (WHEC-42)
  • USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720)
  • USCGC Spencer (WPG-36)
  • USCGC Steadfast (WMEC-623)
  • USCGC Tampa (WPG-48)
  • USCGC Taney (WPG-37)
  • USCGC Unimak (WHEC-379)
  • USCGC Valiant (WMEC-621)
  • USCGC Venturous (WMEC-625)
  • USCGC Vigilant (WMEC-617)
  • USCGC Vigorous (WMEC-627)
  • USCGC Wachusett (WHEC-44)
  • USCGC Winnebago (WHEC-40)
  • USCGC Winona (WHEC-65)
  • USCGC Yakutat (WHEC-380)
  • USCGC Yocona (ex-Seize) (WMEC-168)

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