USCG Bibb

Florida,USA

USCG Bibb was a Secretary class coast guard cutter laid down by Charleston Naval Shipyard in August 1935. She was launched in January the following year and commissioned in March 1937. Under Second World War she operated as an convoy escort in the Atlantic and for convoys to North Africa. and late in the war in the Pacific. In the 1960's she was upgraded with new armaments and sent to Vietnam. Transferred to Coast Guard Squadron Three in July 1968, she sailed to Vietnam to participate as a patrol boat assigned to Market Time. She carried out coastal surveillance and anti-infiltration missions until March 1969. She tracked, boarded, and inspected hundreds of boats in the Mekong delta. She earned herself four battle stars for her service in World War Two and the Vietnam War. She was decommissioned in September 1985 and transferred to the Reserve Fleet, and finally stricken from the ship lists in 1987. She was scuttled as an artificial reef outside Florida 28. November1987, and rest today south of Key Largo on a depth of 28 to 40 meter.


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USCG Gibb
WPG-31, WAGC-31,WHEC-31,CGC
327,0 x 41,0 x 12,6 f
     
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2350 displ ( std )
Charleston ( US ) 1936
( US )

24°59'42.6"N 80°22'46.2"W

Picture: USCG Bibb-WPG 31
Courtecy of USCG Heritage, Public domain

Last updated: December 2020