The Coast Guard Cutter HEALY (WAGB – 20) is United States’ newest and most technologically advanced polar icebreaker.

HEALY is designed to conduct a wide range of research activities, providing more than 4,200 square feet of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists. HEALY is designed to break 4 ½ feet of ice continuously at three knots and can operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees F.

STATS
Length 420’0″ (128 meters)
Beam 82’0″ (25 meters)
Draft 29’3″ (8.9 meters)
Propulsion Diesel Electric
Cruising Speed 12 knots @ 105 RPM
Max Speed 17 knots @ 147 RPM
Icebreaking Capability 4.5 ft @ 3 knots (continuous), 8 ft (2.44 m) Backing and Ramming
Accommodations 19 Officer, 12 CPO, 54 Enlisted, 35 Scientists, 15 Surge, 2 Visitors