The USCGC Juniper is a 225 foot Seagoing buoy tender with icebreaking capabilites. These ships are a new class of cutter that have been built to replace the again Balsam class tenders. In addition to maintaining navigational aids, these multirole ships are key in oil spill recovery and ice breaking operations. The Juniper has a crew of 40, a maximum speed of 15 knots and can remain underway for 45 days. The Juniper is home ported in Newport, RI. The patch shows the cutter w/ the Newport Bridge in the background.