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175-foot Keeper class

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Characteristics
Length: 175 feet
Beam: 36 feet
Speed: 12 knots
Range: 2,000 nautical miles at 10 knots
Summary
The 175-foot keeper-class coastal buoy tenders are a new era in buoy tending. The keeper-class cutters serves a variety of Coast Guard missions.
Description

The keeper-class buoy tenders are equipped with Z-drive propulsion units instead of the standard propeller and rudder configuration. With state-of-the-art electronics and navigation systems, it is possible to maneuver and position navigation aids with a smaller crew. Although not classified as icebreakers, these ships can move through 9 inches of ice at 3 knots.