USCG Receives 15th Fast Response Cutter

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the Joseph Napier, the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.

The 154 foot patrol craft Joseph Napier is the 15th vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708.

It has a flank speed of 28 knots with a stern launch system for the vessel’s 26 foot cutter boat.

Joseph Napier was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District on October 20, 2015 in Key West, Florida, and is scheduled to be commissioned in Puerto Rico in January, 2016.

Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero Joseph Napier.

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