Starboard Side Hull View
View of Bridge and Superstructure
Bow Detail
Bow Detail
Bow Detail
Port Side View Looking Forward at Main Deck, Superstructure and Bridge Wing
Port Side View Looking Aft at Main Deck and Crane, Helicopter Hanger at Right Rear
Starboard Side View looking Aft at Main Deck and Crane, Helicopter Hanger at Right Rear
Starboard Side Crane and Mast, Door to Helecopter Hanger at Lower Center, Bridge at Right Rear
Starboard Side View of Funnel
Stern View.  Note Notch on Stern.  Helicopter Deck Above.
Detail View of Tow Ropes on Stern Deck
Stern View Showing Helicopter Deck
Helicopter Deck and Hanger
Port Side Looking Fore of Crane and Hanger Door
Interior View of Helicopter Hanger
Port Side Hull Midship View
Water Level Port Side Hull Bow View
Water Level Port Side Hull Midship View
Water Level Stern View
Anchor Windlass Compartment
Mess Hall
Sinks Chief Petty Officer Head
Executive Officer State Room
Ward Room
State Room
Crew Quarters
Surgery
Base and Moter for Starboard Side Crane
Towing Cable WInches and Motors
Steering Gear
No. 3 Engine Room
Boiler Room
Motor Room Control Panel
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Ex-USS Glacier (AGB-4), USCGC Glacier (WAGB-4) (Non-retention)

In 1953 the U.S. Navy designed and ordered the USS Glacier, which was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  Icebreaking was Glacier’s primary mission, but it was sometimes needed to tow vessels through the ice.  The ship began service in 1955 and is the last remaining vessel from the U.S. Navy’s icebreaking fleet.  It served the Navy for 11 years before the Coast Guard acquired the ship on June 30, 1966 and renamed it USCGC Glacier.  The Glacier served the Coast Guard for 32 years. The ship remains notable as a polar icebreaker and for penetrating the Antarctic during 29 deployments and 10 in the Arctic. Glacier proved critical in establishing permanent American bases in the Antarctic.  At the time Glacier began service, it was the most powerful icebreaker in existence and it made some of the earliest and longest penetration into Antarctica’s ice field. The Glacier also demonstrated its value in mapping Antarctica (both aerial and underwater) using helicopters and sophisticated equipment.  The ship’s design allowed it to break ice up to 20 feet in thickness and travel non-stop for extended periods.  The Coast Guard decommissioned the Glacier in 1987.  The ship entered the Maritime Administration’s Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California on October 3, 1991 where is has remained waiting final disposition.

The Maritime Administration's National Register Eligibility Assessment for Glacier contains a detailed history of the vessel.

The National Park Service also completed a HAER Survey of the vessel.

Maritime Administration - California SHPO Memorandum of Agreement

Starboard Side Bow View
Starboard Side Bow View Starboard Side Hull View View of Bridge and Superstructure Bow Detail Bow Detail Bow Detail Port Side View Looking Forward at Main Deck, Superstructure and Bridge Wing Port Side View Looking Aft at Main Deck and Crane, Helicopter Hanger at Right Rear Starboard Side View looking Aft at Main Deck and Crane, Helicopter Hanger at Right Rear Starboard Side Crane and Mast, Door to Helecopter Hanger at Lower Center, Bridge at Right Rear Starboard Side View of Funnel Stern View. Note Notch on Stern. Helicopter Deck Above. Detail View of Tow Ropes on Stern Deck Stern View Showing Helicopter Deck Helicopter Deck and Hanger Port Side Looking Fore of Crane and Hanger Door Interior View of Helicopter Hanger Port Side Hull Midship View Water Level Port Side Hull Bow View Water Level Port Side Hull Midship View Water Level Stern View Anchor Windlass Compartment Mess Hall Sinks Chief Petty Officer Head Executive Officer State Room Ward Room State Room Crew Quarters Surgery Base and Moter for Starboard Side Crane Towing Cable WInches and Motors Steering Gear No. 3 Engine Room Boiler Room Motor Room Control Panel