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Vintage OIL PAINTING ca. 1970 by D. J. BEASLEY ....

*Signed by Artist
*Oil on Panel

On the back of Painting reads:
#19 1970
WLB - 301
" My favorite Yacht "
On the backing paper of the frame, reads:
Located in SAN PEDRO, CA
Nice painting !
Painting and frame are in Good condition ! An estate find !

Outside of the Frame: Approx............. 16" X 12"
Canvas / Panel : Approx. ....................14" X 10"

Conifer, 1943

WLB-301; WAGL-301

Call Sign: NRPR

Builder: Marine Iron & Shipbuilding Corporation, Duluth, Minnesota

Length: 180'

Beam: 37'

Draft: 12'

Displacement: 935 tons

Cost: $854,003.00

Keel Laid: 6 July 1942

Launched: 3 November 1942

Commissioned: 1 July 1943

Decommissioned: 23 June 2000

Disposition: Training hulk at Seattle

Machinery: 1 electric motor connected to 2 Westinghouse generators driven by 2 Cooper-Bessemer GND-8 8 cylinder, 4 cycle diesels.

Performance & Endurance:
Max: 13.0 knots, 8,000 mile range (1945)
Cruising: 12.0 knots, 12,000 mile range (1945)
Economic: 8.3 knots, 17,000 mile range (1945)

Deck Gear: 20 ton boom capacity with electrically powered hoist

Complement: 6 officers, 74 men (1945)

Armament: 1 x 3"/50 caliber single mount; 4 x 20 millimeter/80 caliber; 2 x depth-charge tracks (1944).

Electronics: SL-1 surface search radar, WEA-2 sonar (1945);

Cutter History:

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Conifer (WLB 301) was a 180-foot seagoing buoy tender.

CONIFER and her sister ships, commonly referred to as "one-eighties",

served as the backbone of the Coast Guard fleet for over fifty years before their replacement.

Conifer's heritage can be traced back to the late 1930's, when the U.S. Lighthouse Service initiated a series of preliminary designs

for a ship to replace their aging fleet of lighthouse tenders.

The tenders were designed to provide logistics support (fuel, fresh water, and food) to manned off-shore lighthouses.

They were also equipped to service the relatively few buoys in operation at that time.
In 1940 the Lighthouse Service merged into the Coast Guard (The Coast Guard was formed in 1913
when the U.S Revenue Service was combined with the U.S. Life Saving Service).
The Coast Guard amended the Tender designs to include Search and Rescue (SAR) features and an ice-breaking capability,
making them the first true "multi-mission" capable cutters.
The new class of Cutter was designated a "WLB". The "W" is the navy's abbreviation or "Coast Guard",
the "L" designates it as a lighthouse/buoy tender, and the "B" signifies it as a seagoing tender.


RESERVED FOR SLB .................................................Oil painting by D. J. Beasley


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  • Material: Oil paint
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