US Coast Guard announces fast response cutter names

The US Coast Guard has announced the names of another batch of Sentinel-class fast response cutters to be built by Bollinger Shipyards.

The service said each vessel is being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the US Revenue Cutter Service, the US Lifesaving Service and the US Lighthouse Service.

These namesakes include enlisted recipients of the Navy Cross Medal, the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Gold Lifesaving Medal, the Silver Lifesaving Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.

The FRC, first of which was commissioned into service 2012, are replacing the Island-class cutters built by Bollinger over three decades ago.

The first contract was awarded to the shipbuilder in September 2008. The 154-foot patrol craft are based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708 design. They have a flank speed of 28 knots, and a stern launch system for the vessel’s 26-foot cutter boat.

The hull numbers and their corresponding names are as follows: USCGC Angela McShan (FRC 35), USCGC Daniel Tarr (FRC 36), USCGC Edgar Culbertson (FRC 37), USCGC Harold Miller (FRC 38), USCGC Myrtle Hazard (FRC 39), USCGC Oliver Henry (FRC 40), USCGC Charles Moulthrop (FRC 41), USCGC Robert Goldman (FRC 42 ), USCGC Frederick Hatch (FRC 43), USCGC Glenn Harris (FRC 44), USCGC Emlen Tunnell (FRC 45), USCGC John Scheuerman (FRC 46), USCGC Clarence Sutphin (FRC 47), USCGC Pablo Valent (FRC 48), USCGC Douglas Denman (FRC 49), USCGC William Chadwick (FRC 50), USCGC Warren Deyampert (FRC 51), USCGC Maurice Jester (FRC 52), USCGC John Patterson (FRC 53), USCGC William Sparling (FRC 54).