Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay (WTGB-106)

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This coin pays tribute to USCG Reliance WMEC 615, the first of the 210-feet Medium Endurance Cutter fleet. Today’s Reliance was commissioned in Galveston, Texas in 1964 and is now home ported in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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USCGC Morro Bay (WTGB-106) is the sixth vessel of the Bay-class tugboats built in 1980 and operated by the United States Coast Guard. The ship was named after a seaside city in San Luis Obispo County, California.

The 140-foot (43 m) Bay-class tugboats operated primarily for domestic ice breaking duties. They are named after American bays and are stationed mainly in the northeast United States and the Great Lakes. WTGBs use a low pressure air hull lubrication or “bubbler” system that forces air and water between the hull and ice. This system improves ice-breaking capabilities by reducing resistance against the hull, reducing horsepower requirements.

This coin features vidid transparent enamel in a shiny finish displaying the Morro Bay dutifully at sail, with the reverse

Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.

Officially Licensed Product of the U.S. Coast Guard

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