Patrol Vessel Stimson

At 156 Feet in length and 443 tons, the Stimson is the largest Patrol Vessel (P/V) in the State of Alaska's inventory. The Stimson's Home Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska which is part of the City of Unalaska, is located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Chain, 800 air miles from Anchorage and 1,700 miles northwest of Seattle. Dutch Harbor is ranked as the number one port in the nation for seafood volume and value.

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The vessel is named in honor of First Sergeant John D. Stimson. John Stimson was active in the marine enforcement efforts of the division, but tragically perished January 14th, 1983, while responding to a mayday call.

The P/V Stimson's primary function is the enforcement of commercial fisheries in the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay. Its size and stability allow it to respond year round to Search and Rescue missions, it is equipped for fire fighting and can provide a platform for environmental pollution responses. The vessel can also provide emergency generation and communications in remote locations.