Wednesday, November 16, 2011

USCGC Gallatin (WHEC 721)

The Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin sits pier side Friday morning March 20, 2009 as the crew prepares to bring it into dry dock for needed repairs. The Coast GuardÕs Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic Area awarded a ship repair contract to a Charleston shipyard to conduct extensive repair work to the cutters Dallas and Gallatin. The shipyard will address areas of significant deterioration in the hull structures, bulkheads and decks, machinery foundations, and others ship systems. Late last year Coast Guard inspectors and technical experts found extensive structural and habitability deficiencies on both ships that were so bad the ships were temporarily taken offline. These repairs will restore watertight and structural integrity to areas of the ships suffering from excessive corrosion. Additional work to other areas and systems will allow the ships to return to full operation. (Coast Guard photo/ PA1 Bobby Nash)

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