The USCG 65' small harbor tug is a class of fifteen tugs used by the United States Coast Guard for search and rescue, law enforcement, aids-to-navigation work and light icebreaking. The tugs are capable of breaking 18 in (0.46 m) of ice with propulsion ahead and 21 in (0.53 m) of ice backing and ramming. They were designed with steel hulls to replace the 64 ft (20 m) wooden-hulled tugs that had been in service since the 1940s and were built by Gibbs Gas Engine Company, Jacksonville, Florida; Barbour Boat Works of New Bern, North Carolina; and Western Boat Builders Corporation, Tacoma, Washington from 1961 to 1967. They were originally powered by a single 400 horsepower diesel engine, however several have been re-powered with 500 horsepower main drive engines since they were constructed.
|Name and hull number||Builder||Commissioned||Disposition or|
|USCGC Capstan (WYTL-65601)||Gibbs||19-Jul-61||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|USCGC Chock (WYTL-65602)||Gibbs||12-Sep-62||Baltimore, Maryland |
|USCGC Swivel (WYTL-65603)||Gibbs||27-Oct-61||Decomm 14 April 1995|
|USCGC Tackle (WYTL-65604)||Gibbs||1962||Rockland, Maine|
|USCGC Towline (WYTL-65605)||Gibbs||27-Mar-62||Decomm 1995|
|USCGC Catenary (WYTL-65606)||Gibbs||Apr-62||Decomm 1 May 1995 |
|USCGC Bridle (WYTL-65607)||Barbour||3-Apr-63||Southwest Harbor, Maine|
|USCGC Pendant (WYTL-65608)||Barbour||Aug-63||Boston, Massachusetts|
|USCGC Shackle (WYTL-65609)||Barbour||7-May-63||South Portland, Maine|
|USCGC Hawser (WYTL-65610)||Barbour||17-Jan-63||Bayonne, New Jersey|
|USCGC Line (WYTL-65611)||Barbour||21-Feb-63||Bayonne, New Jerse|
|USCGC Wire (WYTL-65612)||Barbour||19-Mar-63||Saugerties, New York|
|USCGC Bitt (WYTL-65613)||Western||27-May-63||Decomm 4 October 1982|
|USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614)||Western||10-Apr-67||New Haven, Connecticut|
|USCGC Cleat (WYTL-65615)||Western||10-May-67||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our US Coast Guard Small Harbor Tug (WYTL) models in several poplular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our US Coast Guard ship models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, mounted on a polished mahogany base board. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, nameplates, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 16 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
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