US Coast Guard, News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    US Coast Guard Receives and Shows off first C-27J Aircraft in US Coast guard Colors


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    Nice looking aircraft. They will be a great addition to the USCG.
     
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    Excellent pictureof a US Coast Guard Legend Class National Security Cutter, in company with a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter. The modern US Coast Guard:

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    USCGC Munro, WMSL 755, Completes Builder's Trials


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    Seems like just yesterday that the 1st National Security Cutter, Legend Class Cutter was launched. but that was back in 2006...ten years ago.

    Now, USCGC Munro, WMSML 755, is the sixth and she will be commissioned this year. Tow more to go...in 2017 and 2018.[/CENTER]
     
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    US Coast Guard Receives Sentinel Class, Rollin Fritch

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    The coast Guard is really moving along with these.

    They have created new active flotillas of six vessels each now in:

    Miami x 6
    Key West x 6
    Puerto Rico x 6 (1 left doing USCG Trials)
    Cape May (this is the 21st)
     
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    US Coast Guard Awards Funds for building 9th National Security Cutter

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    Originally they were going to just build eight of these, but this is a case where they decided they needed and could afford more. As I understand it, the hull form and design arwe woking our very well for the Coast Guard.

    Six are already in the water, the 7th will be launched this fall, and the eighth will start building immediately thereafter.

    Here are the furst two, 750 Birthold and 751 Waesche, cruising together.

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    Of the three designs for the US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter, which the US Coast Guard intends to build 25 of (270ft long and about 3,000 tons), I like these two the best.

    GD/Bath Iron Works Design:

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    Eastern Shipbuilding Design:

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    Eastern Shipbuilding Group Selected to Build United States Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters

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    http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4361
     
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    This is good to hear.

    Eastern will do a good job and I am sure will be awarded all of the vessels before all is said and done if they build the 9+2 well and in a timely and cost effect manner.

    This will be good for the US Coast Guard. The existing Medium Endurance cutters are showing their age, as were the Hamilton's that the Legend Class of National security cutters is in the process of replacing.

    And, we are finding that other less financially well off nations, are taking the old Hamilton class and turning them into Frigates for their own navies.

    I wonder how many of the existing US Coast Guard Medium endurance cutter will get a similar fte?
     
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    Well it has been a year since the US Coast Guard selected the Eastern Shipbuilding design for the new class of large cutter, the Off-Shore Patrol Cutter which will replace a fleet of existing vessels.

    The class name is to be the "Heritage Class, WMSM- 915 Cutter".

    The National Security Cutter, or Legend WMSL-750 Class, is the larger class cutter for the US Coast Guard and is a good sized frigate class and can carry two Jayhawk (Coast Guard version of the Seahawk) helicopter.

    Where as nine of the Legend Class will be built (and each of them displaces about 4,000 tons), 25 of the Heritgae are to be built and they are frigate sized vessels.

    Like the Legend class, they are built to be able to be tasked with US Navy escort and patrol duties in a time of crisis, adding certain sensors and weapons systems that they have been built for, but not with.

    This means that the US Coast Guard has now completed choosing all of its new cutter program for replacing a total of nintey+ cutters.

    The Legend Class which are the largest will be a class of nine, seven of which jave already been launched nd the last two building.

    The Heritage Class of Offshore Patrol Cutters which will be a fleet of 25 strong. The first of these cutters is currently building, but still awaiting keel laying.

    And the Sentinel Class of Medium Response Cutters, which will be a fleet of 58 cutters, 23 of which are commissioned and 25 have been launched.

    The 91 planned Legend, Heitage and Sentinel class cutters are intended to replace 90 older Coast Guard ships—12 high-endurance cutters (WHECs), 29 medium-endurance cutters (WMECs), and 49 110-foot patrol craft (WPBs).

    Here is some later news about the Heritage Class:

    Rolls Royce wins contract to provide Propulsion to US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

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    ...and...

    US Coast Guard Names first eleven Offshore Patrol, Heitage class Cutters

    More pics of the Heritage Class:

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    These vessels will have the following characteristics:

    Length: 360 feet
    Beam: 54 feet
    Draft: 17 feet
    Displacement: 3,000+ tons
    Sustained Speed: 22.5 knots
    Range: 10,200 nm at 14 knots
    Endurance: 60 days
    Propulsion: Two 16V marine diesel engines
    Prop Type: Two five-blade, controllable pitch
    Boats: Three OTH
    Hangar: One MH-60 or MH-65, plus UAS
    Armament:
    1 x 57mm main DP gun
    (Perhaps one 25mm auto cannon)
    (Can have a Phalanx 20mm CIWS and other weapons added for War time use. Ships are designed for these systems, but not with)

    Here's a great PDF from a report to the US Conferee about all three classes and their statis from August of this year:

    Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress

    The 91 planned Legend, Heitage and Sentinel class cutters are intended to replace 90 older Coast Guard ships—12 high-endurance cutters (WHECs), 29 medium-endurance cutters (WMECs), and 49 110-foot patrol craft (WPBs).
     
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    Will there be any new ice breaker type ships design coming? I figure since the global warming are melting more of the arctic ice, more and more ice breaker types ships will be needed for a new passage way for cargo ships and other vessels.
     
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