Coast Guard names next Sentinel-class FRCs

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel class of fast response cutters (FRCs), each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. 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 hull numbers and their corresponding names are listed below:

FRC 35 – USCGC Angela McShan
FRC 36 – USCGC Daniel Tarr
FRC 37 – USCGC Edgar Culbertson
FRC 38 – USCGC Harold Miller
FRC 39 – USCGC Myrtle Hazard
FRC 40 – USCGC Oliver Henry
FRC 41 – USCGC Charles Moulthrop
FRC 42 – USCGC Robert Goldman
FRC 43 – USCGC Frederick Hatch
FRC 44 – USCGC Glenn Harris
FRC 45 – USCGC Emlen Tunnell
FRC 46 – USCGC John Scheuerman
FRC 47 – USCGC Clarence Sutphin
FRC 48 – USCGC Pablo Valent
FRC 49 – USCGC Douglas Denman
FRC 50 – USCGC William Chadwick
FRC 51 – USCGC Warren Deyampert
FRC 52 – USCGC Maurice Jester
FRC 53 – USCGC John Patterson
FRC 54 – USCGC William Sparling

The fast response cutters are the mainstay of the Coast Guard’s coastal patrol fleet and will perform drug and migrant interdictions, ports, waterways and coastal security operations, fisheries patrols, search and rescue operations and national defense missions. For more information on the fast response cutters, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff