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JUNEAU, AK - Speaking of venerable workhorses being retired, the USCGC Acushnet is scheduled to be decommissioned 11 MAR 2011.  She is pictured her after completing her final voyage last month.
Commissioned as the USS Shackle in 1944, the 67 year old cutter was transfered from the Navy to the Coast Guard after serving in World War II.  She had a distinguished career, serving with the International Ice Patrol, performing oceanographic work, and conducting LE and SAR missions in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific.  When the USCGC Storis was decommissioned in 2007, Acushnet became the oldest commissioned cutter in the service, earning her the distinction, the “Queen of the Fleet.”  Currently, the Acushnet is being auctioned off by the federal government.  Photo by PO3 John-Paul Rios.

JUNEAU, AK - Speaking of venerable workhorses being retired, the USCGC Acushnet is scheduled to be decommissioned 11 MAR 2011.  She is pictured her after completing her final voyage last month.

Commissioned as the USS Shackle in 1944, the 67 year old cutter was transfered from the Navy to the Coast Guard after serving in World War II.  She had a distinguished career, serving with the International Ice Patrol, performing oceanographic work, and conducting LE and SAR missions in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific.  When the USCGC Storis was decommissioned in 2007, Acushnet became the oldest commissioned cutter in the service, earning her the distinction, the “Queen of the Fleet.”  Currently, the Acushnet is being auctioned off by the federal government.  Photo by PO3 John-Paul Rios.

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