USCGC MOBILE BAY (WTGB 103)
USCGC MOBILE BAY is the 3rd of the U.S. Coast Guard's 140-foot icebreaking tugs. She was built by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. of Tacoma, WA and commissioned in Sturgeon Bay, WI on September 2, 1979. She is named after Mobile Bay, a body of water within the State of Alabama which borders the Gulf of Mexico. MOBILE BAY is one of just two Bay-class cutters that work in conjunction with a special 120' Aids to Navigation barge. On May 15, 1992 MOBILE BAY officially received CGB-12002, a barge equipped with a 20 ton crane and deck fittings for aids to navigation operations. The 120-foot long barge works with the tug to service more than 100 aids to navigation each year. MOBILE BAY conducts Aids to Navigation operations within Green Bay and along the Door Peninsula in Lake Michigan. During the winter she travels throughout the Great Lakes conducting ice breaking operations to keep commerce flowing throughout the ice season. MOBILE BAY has a crew of 5 officers and 24 enlisted ands moors in downtown Sturgeon Bay, WI.
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