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  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the seventh Legend-class National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), in a ceremony on March 4. The Huntington Ingalls-built ship is named in honor of Sumner I. Kimball, who organized and directed the U.S. Life-Saving Service and was a pioneer in organizing all of the different facilities associated with the service into […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    NSC Kimball, the U.S. Coast Guard’s seventh national security cutter, was launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 17. The launching ceremony took place just days after the service received the sixth cutter USCGC Munro ahead of its commissioning in Seattle on April 1, 2017. The seventh NSC’s christening will take place in March […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard received future USCGC Kimball, its seventh national security cutter (NSC), in Pascagoula, Mississippi, September 19. Kimball is scheduled for commissioning at its Honolulu homeport in January 2019; it will be the first NSC stationed there. The cutter’s namesake, Sumner Kimball, served as superintendent of the Revenue Marine, establishing a training school […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard welcomed its two newest national security cutters rare dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday. The Coast Guard cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) are the seventh and eighth legend-class national security cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The Kimball and Midgett will join the […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Friday received a $76.8 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to purchase long-lead materials for Kimball (WMSL 756), the company’s seventh National Security Cutter (NSC). Construction and delivery will be performed at the company’s Pascagoula facility. [mappress] Press Release, June 17, 2013; Image: HII

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries and its Ingalls Shipbuilding division are set to authenticate the keel for the seventh U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), on Friday, March 4. Admiral Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, is the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Kay Bowen Webber Cochran, wife of Senator Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is the […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $486 million fixed-price incentive contract for the construction of the ninth National Security Cutter. NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, designed to replace the 12 Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters, which entered service during the 1960s. Ingalls has delivered six NSCs […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Vigor Marine LLC a $14 million contract option to perform structural enhancement drydock availability (SEDA) for the second national security cutter (NSC), Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. These structural enhancements will be completed in Seattle and are aimed at preventing long-term fatigue damage, which would result in additional life cycle maintenance costs. Waesche […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $499.8 million fixed-price incentive contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build an eighth National Security Cutter, Midgett (WMSL 757). Ingalls has delivered four National Security Cutters to the Coast Guard and currently has three more under construction: James (WMSL 754), Munro (WMSL 755) and Kimball […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntingon Ingalls Industries, has announced the christening ceremony for the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) which is to take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The ship is named for Signalman First Class Douglas Munro who died saving the lives of 500 Marines in battle at Guadalcanal during World […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USCGC Midgett, the US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter (NSC), got underway from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyard after being delivered to the coast guard early May. The ship is headed for Honolulu, Hawaii, where it will be stationed along with the seventh NSC, Kimball, and fast response cutters (FRCs) Joseph Gerczak […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has officially started fabrication on the U.S. Coast Guard’s seventh National Security Cutter (NSC), Kimball (WMSL 756). Ingalls’ NSC program manager, Jim French, said: We continue to increase our learning on this shipbuilding program, fully capturing the affordable benefits of serial production. While the official start fab requires 100 […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) and its 170 crew departed Alameda on January 20, for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. Bertholf will be operating in support of United States Indo-Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the region. As part of its planned operations, the cutter will engage in professional […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a USD 94 million fixed-price contract from the US Coast Guard (USCG) to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter (NSC). The advance procurement funds will be used to purchase major components for NSC 10, such as steel, the main propulsion systems, generators, electrical switchboards […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard recently awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract to procure long lead time materials for the construction of the ninth national security cutter. The total value of the contract is approximately $88.2 million and includes the initial order of components and materials necessary to support and sequence construction of the new cutter, including steel plating, […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The fourth National Security Cutter Hamilton was delivered to the US Coast Guard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Monday.   Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. The cutter will be commissioned into service Dec. 6. “After three years of fabrication and expert craftsmanship, Ingalls shipyard has delivered […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755), on Saturday. Munro is the company’s sixth NSC and is expected to deliver by the end of next year. Derek Murphy, Ingalls’ NSC program manager, said: NSC 6 is the most complete ship at launch, and we […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    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 […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Crews aboard the pre-commissioned US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) have seized more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cocaine was discovered after the coast guard boarded the vessel on July 31. This was the second at-sea cocaine seizure made by […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced the completion of acceptance sea trials for the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753).   The ship was underway for a two-day period in the Gulf of Mexico, performing numerous tests and demonstrations of shipboard systems for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). “It’s […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard received USCGC Munro, the service’s sixth national security cutter, from Huntington Ingalls Industries on December 16. According to HII, Munro is scheduled to sail away in February and will be commissioned in Seattle on April 1, 2017. Munro is the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter Ingalls has built for the Coast […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard announced that commissioning of the service’s sixth national security cutter, Munro, is scheduled for April 1, 2017, at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal in Seattle. The cutter, which will be homeported in Alameda, California, is named after the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. The […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753), sailed away from the shipyard on Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Coast Guard ship will be commissioned on Dec. 6 in Charleston, S.C. Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said: The U.S. Coast Guard is receiving our finest NSC to date. We are performing […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Coast Guard’s sixth National Security Cutter (NSC) Munro has successfully completed builder’s trials, Huntington Ingalls Industries, the company in charge of building the ship announced on August 8. The ship, built at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing all of the ship’s systems. Ingalls’ test and trials team tested the ships’ […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the company’s fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), James (WMSL 754) on August 16.   Charlene James Benoit, great-great niece of the ship’s namesake, Capt. Joshua James, is the ship sponsor. At the culmination of the ceremony, Benoit smashed a bottle across the bow of the […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said: At this stage of construction, the NSC 6 is more complete and has better cost performance than any previous NSC. Working together, the Ingalls and Coast Guard team […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division two fixed-price incentive contracts for the construction of additional two National Security Cutters. The contract values for the a 10th and 11th ships in the program are $468.75 million for NSC 10 and $462.13 million for NSC 11. “This additional funding for two NSCs […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Coast Guard’s sixth National Security Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) has completed builder’s sea trials, Huntington Ingalls Industries, the company in charge of the ship’s construction has informed. Legend-class, as the National Security Cutters are called, are flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet. Designed to replace the 378‐foot Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters that entered service in the […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced the successful completion of builder’s sea trials for the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753).   The ship, built by HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, spent three full days at sea testing all of the ship’s systems. “It’s a team effort to bring one of […]