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The Juniper-class doesn't get nearly the love they deserve. Those cutters get worked hard, and they do all the dirty jobs, from light icebreaking to buoy tending, but they still have a surprising amount of capability to do all the other jobs the Coast Guard gets tasked with. Easily one of the best black hull designs the USCG's ever had.

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1 minute ago, poeticmotion said:

The Juniper-class doesn't get nearly the love they deserve. Those cutters get worked hard, and they do all the dirty jobs, from light icebreaking to buoy tending, but they still have a surprising amount of capability to do all the other jobs the Coast Guard gets tasked with. Easily one of the best black hull designs the USCG's ever had.

Just like the 180 class built during WWII that they replaced, maids of all work.

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5 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Just like the 180 class built during WWII that they replaced, maids of all work.

One can only hope the Junipers serve as long. The USCG gets more mileage out of their ships than the Navy ever dreams of....  when my Dad served on USCGC Ingham (one of the old Treasury-class cutters) she was the oldest serving warship in the industrialized world (not counting the Constitution or similar "in-commission" museum ships, of course.)

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8 minutes ago, poeticmotion said:

One can only hope the Junipers serve as long. The USCG gets more mileage out of their ships than the Navy ever dreams of....  when my Dad served on USCGC Ingham (one of the old Treasury-class cutters) she was the oldest serving warship in the industrialized world (not counting the Constitution or similar "in-commission" museum ships, of course.)

They have had some tough teething problems but hopefully they serve long and faithfully.

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