US Coast Guard Cutter Munro completes acceptance trials

U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755) has completed acceptance trials, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced.

Munro spent two full days in the Gulf of Mexico proving the ship’s systems.

The U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) were on board, as Ingalls’ test and trials team led the sea trials and conducted extensive testing of the propulsion, electrical, damage control, anchor-handling, small boat operations and combat systems. The team finished the trial with a completed full-power propulsion run on Munro.

Ingalls Shipbuilding president Brian Cuccias said: “Munro is the sixth NSC we have built for the United States Coast Guard, and the ship accomplished a successful sea trial. Our shipbuilders are proud to provide the United States Coast Guard with the most technologically advanced ships that help keep Coast Guard men and women safe as they defend our shores.”

Ingalls has delivered the first five NSCs and has three more under construction, including Munro, set to deliver before the end of the year. Kimball (WMSL 756) is scheduled for delivery in 2018, and Midgett (WMSL 757) in 2019.

Munro is named to honor Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the Coast Guard’s sole recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was mortally wounded on Sept. 27, 1942, while evacuating a detachment of Marines on Guadalcanal.