44ft Motor Lifeboats
Motor Lifeboat Rough Surf Training
In this segment that aired on the Coast Guard series in 1996, a look at the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat school and how they trained coxswains in the old 44 MLB.

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Boat Capsizes: Station Noyo River
Coast Guardsmen at Station Noyo River fight the powerful incoming surf as they attempt to rescue two people from an overturned boat.

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Perfect Storm Rescues: Trecherous Surf Rescue
After capsizing their boat in rough surf, two men are rescued from  the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest by a Coast Guard Helicopter and a 44' Motor Lifeboat.

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USCG Cape Disappointment 12 29 2019 Remake

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Casting Crowns Praise You In this Storm Lassie TV Clip The Tempest 1969
Lassie Episode The Tempest Part 2 Air Date 02/16/1969 c Classic Media

Casting Crowns Praise You In this Storm c 2005 Provident Label Group Sony BMG

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Little Coast Guard Ship versus big waves - 1967
The 44-foot motor lifeboat was the standard workhorse of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) rescue boat fleet.

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USCG National Motor Lifeboat School "Cape D" WA circa 1982

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Coast Guard Sea-Air-Rescue
A clip from the Exploration Northwest TV series showing dramatic scenes from the Cape Disappointment Motor Life Boat School.

This episode won 4 Emmy Awards!

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44ft and 52ft Motor Lifeboats
44ft and 52ft Motor Lifeboats at the National Motor Lifeboat School.

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Training
Training at the National Motor Lifeboat School.

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Coast Guard Lifeboats
The Old Guard Series - - The evolution of  Coast Guard life boats

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USCG 44300 Self-righting Test
This movie is of the U.S. Coast Guard prototype 44ft motor lifeboat "USCG 44300" during her self-righting test at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on the 28th Sept. 1961. Note that the wheelhouse construction is still to be finished.

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USCG 44301
7th May 2009

The 44301 was the last 44 MLB to be in service with the U.S. Coast Guard. This film was taken on the 7th May 2009 at Station Chatham, which was the day before she was retired. It also shows the two 42ft Special Purpose Near Shore Lifeboats built especially to replace her.

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44301
USCG Auxiliary Bay City Patrol-River Roar 2012
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol on the Saginaw River during the 2012 River Roar

Members of the Bay City Flotilla and the Lansing Flotilla operating from a 44' Motor Lifeboat.
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44347 Tows stranded boater off the rocks
Motor Life Boat 44347 departs Station Golden Gate to rescue a stranded boater that is close to going on the rocks. Not very dramatic, but a typical day of the Coast Guard Coxswain and Boat Crew doing their daily business.  Note the use of actual charts "back in the day" before GPS and electronic charts.  Duxbury reef was in this area and depths had to be checked.

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USCG AUX 44 MLB and 41 UTB Underway in Lake Michigan
Taking 44359 and 41306 to Muskegon from Port Sheldon for winter storage

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Ex 44359
44359

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Aux My Boat: Grand Haven
This episode follows the work Coasties in Grand Haven, Michigan, Coast Guard City U.S.A., put in to make their boat Aux Ready.

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Ex 44ft Motor Lifeboat USCG 44364
17th July 2011

This was filmed at one of our stops during our amazing road trip along the Pacific Northwest and California coastline visiting all the ex 44ft Motor Lifeboats along that coast and many of the U.S. Coast Guard Stations. This was a short but very pleasant stop at Gig Harbor, Washington to view the 44364 and we were even lucky enough to have a trip around the harbour on her.

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Montevideo Prefecture "Class 44 feet" from the Bo 105 Naval Aviation (Uruguay Maritime Vision)

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Viking ex USCG 44372
A visit to the Sea Scout Ship City of Roses 601 who now own and maintain ex USCG 44372. They have had the boat since 1998 and are based at Portland, Oregon.

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Ex 44372
USCG HH-60J and 44' MLB - SF BAY
CGNR 6013 (HH-60 Jayhawk) trains with Motor Life Boat 44385 from Station Golden Gate. The rotor wash is so strong on these helos they were sent to San Diego and replaced with HH-65 Dolphins!

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Ex USCG 44409
Short clip of ex 44409 which is now with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Marine Unit.

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Ex 44409
Ex 44ft Motor Lifeboat USCG 44409
20th July 2011

This was filmed at one of our stops during our amazing road trip along the Pacific Northwest and California coastline visiting all the ex 44ft Motor Lifeboats along that coast and many of the U.S. Coast Guard Stations. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip, with the Humboldt County Sheriff in Eureka, California pulling out all the stops to give us an afternoon to remember onboard the 44409.

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U.S. Donation of Patrol Boats Beefs up Djibouti's Navy
Nearly doubling the Djiboutian navy and vastly expanding its capabilities, the U.S. government handed over four refurbished 44ft Motor Lifeboats designed to boost security in the region’s most vital waterways.

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