Welcome to the fleet, Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore!

The Coast Guard welcomed the newest fast response cutter to the fleet this weekend as Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore was commissioned in Key West, Fla. The cutter is named after Coast Guard heroine Kathleen “Kate” Moore, keeper of the Black Rock Harbor Light on Fayerweather Island, a small seaside community south of Bridgeport, Conn. She served for 72 years and is officially credited with saving 21 lives. When she retired from service in 1878 at the age of 84 and was asked about her saves, Moore said, “I wish it had been double that number.”

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The Coast Guard welcomed the newest fast response cutter to the fleet this weekend as Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore was commissioned in Key West, Fla.

The cutter is named after Coast Guard heroine Kathleen “Kate” Moore, keeper of the Black Rock Harbor Light on Fayerweather Island, a small seaside community south of Bridgeport, Conn. She served for 72 years and is officially credited with saving 21 lives. When she retired from service in 1878 at the age of 84 and was asked about her saves, Moore said, “I wish it had been double that number.”

Commencing missions under active service, the cutter’s crew will now take on operations in the 7th Coast Guard District’s 1.8 million square nautical miles of ocean.

Take a look at the photos below for a glimpse of the cutter’s commissioning ceremony this past weekend.

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore salute as they come aboard for the first time after the ship’s commissioning May 10, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore salute as they come aboard for the first time after the ship’s commissioning May 10, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
Mary Jane Currier, the sponsor of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, speaks during the commissioning ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. Currier is the wife of Vice Adm. John P. Currier, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
Mary Jane Currier, the sponsor of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, speaks during the commissioning ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. Currier is the wife of Vice Adm. John P. Currier, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
Chris Bollinger, president of Bollinger Shipyards, presents Lt. Gregory Higgins with a check to go toward the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s crew morale fund May 10, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
Chris Bollinger, president of Bollinger Shipyards, presents Lt. Gregory Higgins with a check to go toward the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore’s crew morale fund May 10, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
Lt. Gregory Higgins, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, stands behind the cutter prior to its commissioning in Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
Lt. Gregory Higgins, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, stands behind the cutter prior to its commissioning in Key West, Fla., May 10, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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