USCGC ALDER (WLB-216) Characteristics

 

The USCGC ALDER is one of the most advanced vessels afloat. It is integrated with the latest technological developments in computers, navigation, environmental protection, and remote monitoring systems. The Integrated Ship Control System coordinates radar, satellite navigation, and computer generated charts with the cutter's controllable pitch propeller, rudder, and thrusters. With these advancements working in concert, ALDER can maintain station within a five meter circle without human intervention in even the most challenging weather. ALDER is also equipped with an advanced oil skimming system known as the Spilled Oil Recover System (SORS). Capable of performing aids to navigation, icebreaking, search and rescue, homeland security, law enforcement, and marine environmental protection, ALDER is a true multi-mission platform. ALDER and her sister ships will help ensure that the U.S. Coast Guard remains the world's premier maritime organization well into the next century.

  

Design Features
     
Complement 50 (eight Officers, 42 Enlisted) 
   
Displacement 2,000 tons at design draft
   
Length 225 feet
   
Beam 46 feet
   
Draft 13 feet
   
Speed 15 knots at full load displacement
   
Range 6,000 miles at 12 knots

 

 

Performance Characteristics
     
Main Propulsion Two 3,100hp Caterpillar diesel engines
Fixed pitch bow and stern thruster (450hp & 550hp) 
   
Electrical Power Two 450kW ship's service diesel generators
One 285kW emergency diesel generator
   
Deck Equipment 24' cutter boat
24' aluminum workboat
   
Buoy Crane 40'-60' extendable length boom
40,000lb capacity main hoist
10,000lb capacity auxiliary hoist
   
Ice Operations 14" fresh water ice at three knots continuous speed
36" packed fresh water ice by ramming