Mailing Address

Commanding Officer
USCGC ALEX HALEY (WMEC 39)
P.O. BOX 190657
Kodiak, AK 99619

Telephone Number

 Phone: (907) 487-5616

Formerly the USS Edenton, the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley was transferred into Coast Guard service in 1999. As a former salvage and rescue ship, it was designed for power and durability, and its nickname “The Bulldog of the Bering” is a testament to its sturdy build, stability, and capability.               

            The ship’s characteristics include the following: 

  • Manufactured in Great Britain in the 1960's, with significant amount of original equipment still in use
  • Length Overall - 282’
  • Beam - 52’
  • Maximum Displacement - 3,088 tons
  • Power Plant - 4 Caterpillar diesel engines
  • 6 Additional diesel engines (4 diesel generators, 1 emergency generator, and 1 emergency diesel fire pump)
  • Diesel Carrying Capacity - 195,283 gallons
  • Ship’s Horsepower - 6,840 HP
  • Crew Capacity - 14 officer, 90 enlisted
  • Flight Capable - Fully retractable hangar and flight deck supports one MH-65 Dolphin helicopter