The USCGC Bluebell is a 100 foot Cosmos Class Inland Buoy Tender. The primary mission is maintainence and replacement of navigational aids in inland waters. The Bluebell has a crew of 14 and a maximum speed of 10.5 knots. This cutter was commissioned in 1945 and is the last Cosmos Class cutter still in commission. The cutter hoisting a buoy in the shape of a blue bell is depicted on the patch.