44ft Motor Lifeboats
3 in 1
Here are three great clips in one movie. The first has some spectacular footage from the National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment in Washington from around the mid 70's. The second is of a 44 out of Station Wrigtsville Beach , Wilmington , North Carolina and the third clip is from Station Noyo River, California.

Many thanks to Tam Communications for allowing me to use this footage. They also have some great Coast Guard DVD's for sale on their web site at
www.coastguardchannel.com
Dangerous Rescues
Highlights some of the most dangerous situations the Coast Guard faces. With remarkable footage from actual Coast Guard cases.

Produced by Tam Communications in Association with the Discovery Channel

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Many thanks to Tam Communications for allowing me to use this clip.
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!

If you would like see the complete episode you can purchase it from the
The Don McCune Library

Many thanks to The Don McCune Library for allowing me to use this clip.
44ft and 52ft Motor Lifeboats
44ft and 52ft Motor Lifeboats at the National Motor Lifeboat School.

Official USCG film
Training
Training at the National Motor Lifeboat School.

Official USCG film
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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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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Ex 44364
Montevideo Prefecture "Class 44 feet" from the Bo 105 Naval Aviation (Uruguay Maritime Vision)

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Ex 44368
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.

Courtesy of Sea Scout Ship City of Roses 601

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.

Courtesy of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Marine Unit

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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Ex 44409
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.

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense
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