Government Ship Installations

Juniper Ships & Buoy Tenders

USCGC Aspen (WLB-208)

USCGC Aspen (WLB-208), 225' Juniper Class Ship

225' Juniper Class Ship

Built at Marinette Marine Corp in 2000-2001, launched on April 21, 2001, accepted by the Coast Guard on September 28, 2001, and commissioned on January 24, 2002. ASPEN is one of the most technologically advanced cutters in the Coast Guard fleet.  Aspen is homeported in San Francisco, CA. 

USCGC Fir (WLB-213)

USCGC Fir (WLB-213), 225' Juniper Class Ship

225' Juniper Class Ship

She is under the Operational Control (OPCON) of the Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District and is homeported in Astoria, Oregon. Fir's primary area of responsibility is the coastal waters, river bars and high seas of the Washingtonian and Oregonian coasts.

USCGC Hickory (WLB-212)

USCGC Hickory (WLB-212), 225' Juniper Class Ship

225' Juniper Class Ship, Buoy Tender

A seagoing buoy tender home-ported in Homer, Alaska. The Hickory serves multiple missions, including aids to navigation, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection and homeland security.

USCGC Kukui (WLB-203)

USCGC Kukui (WLB-203), 225' Juniper Class Ship & Buoy Tender

225' Juniper Class Ship, Buoy Tender

She is home-ported on Sand Island in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her primary area of responsibility is the coastal waters and high seas around the Hawaiian Islands. Kukui conducts heavy lift aids-to-navigation operations, and law enforcement, homeland security, environmental pollution response, and search and rescue as directed.

USCGC Maple (WLB-207)

USCGC Maple (WLB-207)

225' Juniper Class Ship, Buoy Tender

Based in Sitka, Alaska and moored in Sitka Channel, the crew housing and port facilities of the Maple are located on Japonski Island.


On its maiden voyage, the Maple left a life ring from the Woodrush at the site of the sunken wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.

USCGC Sequoia (WLB-215)

USCGC Sequoia (WLB-215)

225' Juniper Class Ship, Buoy Tender

Homeported in Apra Harbor, Naval Base, a deep-water port on the western side of the United States territory of Guam.


The primary mission of the Cutter is to maintain aids to navigation in Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Juniper & Legend Ships & Buoy Tenders

USCGC Walnut (WLB-205)

USCGC Walnut (WLB-205), 225' Juniper Class Ship

225' Juniper Class Ship, Buoy Tender

Homeported in Honolulu on Oahu,, Walnut is a 225-foot multi-mission sea going buoy tender whose missions include aids to navigation, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection, homeland defense, military readiness, and search and rescue. Our primary area of responsibility includes buoys off of all of the major Hawaiian Islands.

USCGC Sycamore (WLB-209)

USCGC Sycamore (WLB-209), 225' Juniper Class Ship

225' Juniper Class Ship & Buoy Tender

She is home-ported in Cordova, Alaska, and normally tends aids-to-navigation (ATON) buoys, however she is also responsible for maintenance support of National Data Buoy Center's offshore weather buoys. And other duties, such as, marine environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, icebreaking, and search and rescue.

USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750)

USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750)

415' Legend Class Ship

She was launched on September 29, 2006, christened November 11, 2006, and commissioned on August 4, 2008. The cutter's home port is Alameda, California. Bertholf was the first to fire the Bofors 57 mm gun aboard a U.S. vessel on the 11th of February 2008.

USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752)

USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752), 415' Legend Class Ship

415' Legend Class Ship

Stratton is the first "white hull" cutter named after a woman since the 1980s (USCGC Harriet Lane was launched in 1984). Stratton is named for Coast Guard Captain Dorothy C. Stratton (1899–2006).

USCGC Waesche (WMSL-751)

USCGC Waesche (WMSL-751), 418' Legend Class Ship

418' Legend Class Ship

Homeport at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California on February 28, 2010 and was commissioned on May 7, 2010. In 2012 Waesche became the 2nd U.S. surface combatant and the first Coast Guard cutter to use the Phalanx CIWS to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle with a low, slow flying aircraft profile.

Ice Breaking Tugs

USCGC Neah Bay (WTGB-105)

USCGC Neah Bay (WTGB), Ice Breaking Tug

140' Ice Breaking Tug

The USCG Bay-class icebreaking tug is a class of 140-foot (43 m) icebreaking tugs of the United States Coast Guard, with hull numbers WTGB-101 through to WTGB-109.


They can proceed through fresh water ice up to 20 inches (51 cm) thick, and break ice up to 3 feet (0.91 m) thick, through ramming. These vessels are equipped with a system to lubricate their progress through the ice, by bubbling air through the hull.

USCGC Penobscot Bay (WTGB-107)

USCGC Penobscot Bay (WTGB-107), Ice Breaking Tug

140' Ice Breaking Tug

See Neah Bay description.