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Document: Report to Congress on Coast Guard Icebreaker Modernization

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The following is the July 1, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization.

  • Peter

    Not many articles are written about the U.S. icebreakers so this is a nice entry to have.

  • Secundius

    There’s not a lot to say!

    The US. Coast Guard has (3) Blue-Water Icebreakers (1 HEALY clas Icebreaker & 2 POLAR class Icebreakers). (1) Green-Water Icebreaker of the MacKINAW class. And (9) Brown-Water Icebreakers of the BAY class.

    While the Canadian Coast Guard has (1) GULF class/Type 1300 Heavy Blue-Water Icebreaker, (3) R class/Type 1200 Medium Blue-Water Icebreaker, (1) TERRY FOX class/Type 1200 Medium Blue-Water Icebreaker, (1) Modified R class/Type 1200 Medium Blue-Water Icebreaker, (6) MARTHA R BLACK class/Type 1100 Light Green-Water Icebreakers and (1) GRIFFON class/Type 1100 Green-Water Icebreaker. And no known Brown-Water Icebreakers.