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  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
lindberg coat guard tug
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:41 PM

Picked up that kit at Nordiccom yesterday,  Spent awhile working on resource pictures.  I know it is a 72 footer, but it turns out the CG had a lot of 72' tug types.  Anyone know anything about a more specific class?

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:49 PM

Quoting the late, great and dearly-missed John Tilley:

"To begin with, it isn't a Coast Guard vessel.  The USCG has operated quite a number of tugs over the decades, but none of them have resembled this one.  It was originally issued back in the fifties, simply as a "tugbboat"; the CG decals came much later.  I think its original incarnation included an electric motor.  It sticks in my mind that, in at least one of its appearances, it had the name "Carol Anne" on the box.  That, however, may be a figment of my Halfzeimer's-afflicted memory.  (My wife asserts that, though I don't have Alzheimer's Disease, I do have Halfzeimer's - and she has the other half.)

"I'm not aware of where, if anywhere, Lindberg got the plans for it.  It's not a bad representation of a typical wood tug of, say, the 1920s through the 1950s - bearing in mind the state of the art as it existed in the fifties.

"That's about all I can offer; sorry."

Here's the thread, if you're interested:


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Posted by CG Bob on Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:15 PM

The USCG had no 72' tugs.  The standard lengths were 64', 65', 110', and 140'.  Tugs that came from the USN were 88', 143', 205', and 213'.  The GUIDE was a 70' wood hull tug built in 1907, that's the closest in size to the Lindberg model. 

The USCG did havean 85' ST tug, the MESSENGER, at the CG Yard near Baltimore.  The Lindberg Diesel Tug can be modified to model the MESSENGER.

The USCG does have a fleet of 75' WLR's (River Buoy Tenders) that push work barges.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 26, 2022 6:58 AM


 I have to interject here.Knowing Lindberg Marketing practices, the Tug is indeed a model of a tug from the New York harbor Vicinity from the 20's to fifties. The type was common and most were privately owned and contracted to tug services throughout the area. She was indeed marketed as the "Carol Anne" then like many companies she was re-marketed by the simple change of decals.

 A classic " Model TOY" for a while. Like most every model in their line, except the tiniest ones, it was indeed motorized. I do believe it was scheduled to become the NEXT R.C. model, aside from P.T.109 that Lindberg marketed. The 109 was really not that well thought out Weight wise! I think this is why the "tug" never made that transition.


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