Captain Barry Roberts Named CO Of USCG's Curtis Bay Shipyard

Capt. Barry C. Roberts, USCG, recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He becomes the 29th commanding officer in the 82-year history of the yard, the only shipbuilding and repair facility of the U.S. Coast Guard.

During a recent ceremony, Rear Adm. Robert S. Lucas turned the command of the yard over to Captain Roberts. Admiral Lucas had served as commanding officer since June 1980. He is being transferred to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he will be assigned as chief, office of engineering.

Captain Roberts's sea duty assignments include service aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Minnetonka and North wind. He served as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Loran Station in Pusan, Korea; chief of Naval engineering, 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau, Alaska; and commanding officer of Group/Base Ketchikan, Alaska. He was stationed at Coast Guard Headquarters on two occasions, and held the positions of assistant chief Design Branch, and chief, Cutter Maintenance Branch.

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