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USCGC Hornbeam (WLB-394)

The CGC Hornbeam and was commissioned in 1944 as a Seagoing Buoy Tender. These ships maintain buoys and other navigational aids in coastal waters. The Hornbeam was 180 feet long, had a crew of 53 and was decommissioned in 1999. The patch is an older version showing the cutter off the coast of New Jersey.


USCGC Ironwood, sister ship to the Hornbeam. USCG Photo

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