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USCGC Firebush, WAGL-393; WLB-393

Call Sign: NODL
Builder: Zenith Dredge Corporation, Duluth, MN
Builder's Number: bn CG-175
Cost: $926,446
Length: 180' oa
Beam: 37' mb
Draft: 12' max (1945); 14' 7" (1966)
Displacement: 935 fl (1945); 1,026 fl (1966); 700 light (1966)
Keel Laid: 12 November 1943
Launched: 3 February 1944
Commissioned: 20 July 1944
Decommissioned: 26 May 2003
Status: Transferred to the Nigerian Navy on 30 June 2003 and re-named NSS Nwamba
Propulsion: 1 electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper-Bessemer-type GND-8, 4-cycle diesels; single screw
Top speed: 13.0 kts sustained (1945); 11.9 kts sustained (1966)
Economic speed: 8.3 kts (1945); 8.5 kts (1966)
Complement: 6 Officers, 74 men (1945); 4 officers, 2 warrants, 47 men (1966)
Electronics: Radar: SL1 (1945) Sonar: QBE-3A (1945)
Armament: 1-3"/50 (single), 2-20mm/80 (single), 2 depth charge tracks, 2 Mousetraps, 4 Y-guns (1945); None (1966)

USCG history page on Firebush

Harry Leichter's Firebush page

Facebook images for Firebush

Military.Com Firebush stories

List of cutters on Wikipedia


Firebush or other USCG veterans are encouraged to email to have your comments, questions or corrections posted in our guestbook.


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