a New Class of Patrol Boats for Old-Timers

By Jay Schmidt

From The Helm, USCGC Duane Association Newsletter



The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a new class of Homeland Security patrol boats.

Since many over-50 ex-Coasties have expressed interest in serving again during this time of threat, the Coast Guard has designed a new patrol boat to accommodate them. This new Turner Class boat (Sorry Harry, I couldnít resist) is scheduled to be operational shortly.

In keeping with the needs of the men, (50+ and older) who will serve as crew, here are the boatís specifications.



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