Bramble Upgrades: Exterior

May 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

Work on the exterior of the ship is extensive: Removing old brackets and metal part and pieces which are no longer needed Removed old guard shack Removed dog house over the aft passageway Repairing handrails and bulwarks Repairing and/replacing lighting as required Waterblast and paint, Upper side shell, bulwarks, superstructure […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Electronics

May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s 2019 and it’s time for Bramble to get an update to the Electronics Suite. Satellite Compass x 2 Radars x 2 Depth Sounders x 2 Including new Hull transducers FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) Multifunction Display: Chart Plotter / Radar / Depth Navigation PC’s x 2 running Nobeltec Professional DGPS […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Plumbing & Waste

May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of work to be done to the Plumbing & Waste for the ship. Currently under way: Replaced Graywater lift station in aft storeroom Repaired automatic switching and alarms Opened bulkheads to repair bad piping Re-welded leaking shower pans Caulking throughout Unclogged drains throughout Repaired sinks, faucets […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Interior

May 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bramble’s interior has experienced a lot of wear and tear over the years. From her time as an active service ship to many years as a museum vessel, it’s definitely time for a well deserved interior upgrade. Currently under way: Deep Cleaning in all spaces Repair insulation as needed Paint […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Engineering

May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Engineering upgrades are part of the major overhaul currently under way in Mobile, Alabama. Engineering upgrades include: Rebuilt burnt out DC breakers in the Switchgear Rebuilt diesel-powered Boilers for heating Installed water heaters Replaced and/or rebuilt potable water valves Replaced Potable water pumps x 2 Rebuilt Raw Water Pumps for […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Galley

May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bramble’s excellent chef Marlon will be particularly excited to see the upgrades to the galley. We will certainly all benefit from these upgrades. Complete tear down and cleaning of this area Including using an industrial steam cleaner Rebuilt Galley Hood Refurbished original equipment and possible Replaced and re-plumbed galley sinks and […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Fire Fighting Appliances

May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bramble is continuing to undergo upgrades in Mobile, Alabama before the journey resumes. Upgrades include the following Fire Fighting Appliances: Replaced PPK extinguishers with modern Dry Chemical Installed new Brackets & Paint. Replaced all AFFF media Replaced all dry rotted Fire Hose & rebuilt nozzles as required Changed out dry […]

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Bramble Upgrades: Life Saving Appliances

May 21, 2019 | 2 Comments

Bramble is currently undergoing upgrades in Mobile, Alabama. It’s quite the overhaul! Among the upgrades are the Life Saving Appliances: 2 x 35 Man Viking, Polar Class Inflatable Life Rafts 70 Adult Life Jackets Including Lights and Whistles 12 Children Life Jackets 55 Adult Cold-Water Immersion Suits 12 Child Cold-Water […]

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1957 USCGC Bramble Veteran Records

May 19, 2019 | 1 Comment

Today we received a marvellous letter from the daughter of one of USCGC Bramble’s veterans. This is a list of the men from the original 1957 journey. Thank you so much to all of the veterans who have reached out to us. So far we have had over 60 veterans […]

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