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Guardians of the Gulf: The Coast Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Overseas Combat Deployment of USCG Patrol Boats Since Vietnam Response to a Request for Forces from Central Command Depth of water in Northern Arabian Gulf Placed Limitations on Reach of Larger Naval Combatants

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guardians of the gulf the coast guard in operation iraqi freedom
Guardians of the Gulf: The Coast Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • First Overseas Combat Deployment of USCG Patrol Boats Since Vietnam
  • Response to a Request for Forces from Central Command
    • Depth of water in Northern Arabian Gulf Placed Limitations on Reach of Larger Naval Combatants
    • No Navy Patrol Boat Capability
uscg forces in the northern arabian gulf
USCG Forces in the Northern Arabian Gulf
  • 4 110-Foot WPBs
  • USCGC BOUTWELL
  • USCGC WALNUT
  • 2 LEDETs
  • 3 Port Security Units
march 20 th initial combat operations
March 20th: Initial Combat Operations
  • Commenced Early Morning
  • Al Faw Peninsula
  • Gas and Oil Platforms
wpbs and psus support goplats operations
WPBs and PSUs Support GOPLATS Operations
  • ADAK (WPB 1333)
  • BARANOF (WPB 1318)
capturing iraqi maritime pows
Capturing Iraqi Maritime POWs
  • Crew of Destroyed Iraqi PB-90
  • Three Republican Guard Warrant Officers
mission success
Mission Success
  • PSUs
  • WPBs
  • PATFORSWA
  • WALNUT
  • BOUTWELL
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