|USCG POLAR SEA|
The Husband served 20+ years in the military - 10 in the Navy and 10+ in the Coast Guard. He really enjoyed the Coast Guard. He served on 3 ships -
Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis - a 378-foot high endurance cutter home ported in Honolulu.
Coast Guard Cutter POLAR SEA (WAGB 11) - one of the world's most powerful, conventionally propelled icebreakers. Home ported in Seattle, the POLAR SEA has operated around the globe. POLAR SEA is designed to perform science, ice-breaking, and all Coast Guard missions in both polar regions. Berthing is available for approximately 150 crew-members, and as many as thirty-five scientists and technicians. POLAR SEA is equipped as a scientific platform with five internal laboratories and space for an additional seven portable laboratories on deck. Computers on board have the capability to process real-time satellite images to aid in ice navigation, science planning, and weather forecasting.
USCG- Glacier (WAG/WAGB-4)) is the historic Glacier class icebreaker which served in the first through fifteenth Operation Deep Freeze expeditions. Named for Glacier Bay, Alaska.