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Free Plans U.S.C.G. Cutter Acushnet U.S.S. Shackle

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet serves 67 year career

That began as U.S. Navy salvage vessel USS Shackle

Decommissioned in 2011, she was the only World War II vintage vessel still in Coast Guard service

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USCGC Acushnet, last World War II vintage cutter, decommissioned 2011.

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Acushnet began service during World War II as U.S. Navy salvage ship USS Shackle (ARS-9). During her long career with the coast guard, she served as a tug, oceanographic research vessel, and medium-endurance cutter.
We have a complete set of Free Ship Plans for Acushnet/Shackle that include profile, deck, accommodation, lines, and shell expansion plans.
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Free Ship Plans of U.S. Navy Cargo Ship U.S.N.S. Comet

A Revolutionary Cargo Vessel

C-3 Cargo Ship U.S.N.S. Comet

Had Stern Loading Ramp Allowing Vehicles to Load Under Their Own Power

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C-3 cargo vessel U.S.N.S. Comet was the first vessel of her kind.

The first of her kind, U.S.N.S. Comet was designed for roll-on/-off loading of wheeled cargo such as military vehicles. Her keel was laid May 15, 1956. The ship was launched July 31, 1957, and delivered January 24, 1958.

Our page of Free Plans of U.S.N.S. Comet includes body plan, sections, deck plans, and inboard and outboard profiles.
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