Tuesday, November 15, 2011

USCGC Aspen (WLB 208)

The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in San Francisco, conducts a security patrol while the USS Carl Vinson sailed in formation for the Fleet Week Parade of Ships, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Fleet Week is a week long event that celebrates both the domestic and international maritime services. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen is the eighth cutter built in the new Juniper Class Sea Going Buoy Tender fleet. She was built at Marinette Marine Corp in 2000-2001, launched on April 21, 2001, accepted by the Coast Guard on September 28, 2001, and commissioned on January 24, 2002. ASPEN is one of the most technologically advanced cutters in the Coast Guard fleet. Aspen is homeported in San Francisco, Ca. Her crew compliment is 34 enlisted and 7 officers. ASPEN is responsible for over 100 aids in her area of responsibility, stretching from the Oregon-California border down south to San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Johnson)

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