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Point Glass History
The Point Glass was commissioned Aug. 29, 1962 at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, where it was built. The Point Glass was a "C" class 82-foot patrol boat and is one of the oldest remaining 82-footers in the Coast Guard's fleet. Eighty-two footers have served America for four decades from the embattled rivers of Vietnam, to the fishing grounds of Maine, to the drug transit zones of the Caribbean. They are being taken out of service and replaced by the new 87-foot Marine Protector class patrol boat. The CGC Gannet will arrive in Fort Lauderdale this summer to replace the Point Glass in conducting search and rescue and law enforcement duties off the South Florida coast.
The Point Glass was stationed at Tacoma, Washington, from 1962 to 1970. She was used for law enforcement and search and rescue operations. On 26 May 1965, she was damaged when the Canadian tug Marpole rammed her while she was moored at Tacoma. She was stationed at Gig Harbor, Washington, from 1971 to 1989. From 1990 on, she was stationed at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On 17 June 1992 she was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation. As part of the 1998 Shell Air/Sea Show Task Force, the Point Glass was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation. In 2001 ownership of the Point Glass was transferred to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
The Point Glass' commanding officer, BMCM Lou Kitchin, stated, "It has been an honor and a privilege to have served the Coast Guard and the citizens of Southeast Florida aboard the Point Glass. The crew and I will sincerely miss sailing aboard this vessel."
The Point Glass was decommissioned on April 3, 2000, and recommissioned BSA.
- Length: 82'10" oa, 78' bp
- Navigation Draft: 5'11" (max)
- Beam: 17'7 (max)
- Main Engines: 2 Dual Caterpiller 3412
- BHP: 1,600
- Performance: Maximum Sustained 18.0 kts, 542-mi radius
- Maximum Speed: 22.9 kts
- Displacement: 69 fl; 60 light
- Normal Compliment: 4 Crew, 6 Sea Scouts