USCG Boat ARCTIC SCOUT
Type: Arctic Survey Boat
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The name Arctic Scout was given to the boat by The Glacier Society. When in the service of the Coast Guard, it was known simply as ASB 39020. Arctic survey boats such as Arctic Scout were carried aboard icebreakers to conduct cold climate surveys, take depth soundings ahead of the ship, assist in rescue operations, ferry personnel from ship to shore and serve as a life boat. Arctic Scout is constructed of a single skin glass-reinforced hull. It has a reinforced bow for minor icebreaking and a reinforced belt around the waterline for protection against ice fields. Diesel-powered, it has a maximum speed of 10 knots and a range of 320 miles. The normal crew is six people.
The Glacier Society is also working to bring the icebreaker USS/USCGC Glacier to Bridgeport, Connecticut where she will be placed back into service as a marine science, research and education vessel. She will provide hands-on training to children, students and adults while teaching the history of Polar exploration.
USCG Arctic survey boat of the same type in 1990.
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