Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA (WMEC-907)

Posted in coast guard by bowsprite on 2010/03/24

Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA (WMEC-907) – “Medium Endurance cutter”
Built: 1983, R. E. Derecktor Shipyard , R.I.
Class and type: Famous-class cutter
Displacement: 1,800 long tons (1,829 t)
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draft: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Twin turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines
Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)I do love deck fittings and ground tackle!

The CGC Escanaba was docked at Pier 17 this weekend.  Her history is here, their blog is here!

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  1. Cold is the Sea said, on 2010/03/24 at 05:06

    These are awesome!

  2. tugster said, on 2010/03/24 at 05:39

    amen to that. just plain cool drawings. fabulous docking fotos. two drawings = at least 2000 words. verbose!

  3. Soundbounder said, on 2010/03/24 at 06:50

    Great drawings!

    The Derektor shipyard built quite a few CG cutters, especially in the early 1980’s

  4. mageb said, on 2010/03/24 at 13:34

    Cool pictures as usual. I did like the older style of naval design with supports and slanted cutouts on the sides. They made the cutters look faster and sleeker. :)

  5. Buck said, on 2010/03/24 at 15:39

    What an eye! Of all the things I noticed, it was the rust. How do you do that?!

    • bowsprite said, on 2010/03/26 at 08:51

      bonjour, Buck and all! that is hard-earned rust and i dared not tamper with it: i took it right off a photo i took of the ship, pure and direct from the bow to your screen!! xo

  6. tugster said, on 2010/03/26 at 12:27

    ha! from the bow via bowsprite to the screen. the bowsprite factor is the magic!

  7. Robert said, on 2010/03/28 at 20:54

    Handsome drawings of a handsome ship. Anyone know what the Rhode Island Direcktor yard is today?

  8. Maritime Monday 207 said, on 2010/03/28 at 22:27

    [...] USCG Cutter ESCANABA (WMEC-907) pulled into NY’s Pier 17 recently.  Her history is here, their blog is here!  Bowsprite’s blog entry and photos are here! [...]

  9. Carol Lois Haywood said, on 2010/03/31 at 11:51

    Just gorgeous! Beautiful work.
    Carol

  10. CDR Ed Westfall said, on 2010/04/03 at 09:27

    Terrific renderings. I appreciate the comments that appreciated the “hard-earned rust”.

  11. [...] fotos taken long ago (2005) by Will Van Dorp, and posted now inspired by bowsprite’s Escanaba post and Flickrstream.  And speaking of Flickrstream, check out this USCG [...]


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