Tag: Bernard C. Webber

Welcome to the fleet, Bernard C. Webber!

Bernard C. Webber crewmembers man the rails at the ship’s commissioning ceremony. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. The journey of building Fast Response Cutter Bernard C. Webber is over. But its journey as a sentinel for our nation has just begun. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber has been

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First fast response cutter arrives in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Webber, the service's first fast response cutter, arrives at Coast Guard Sector Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration. This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest search and rescue cases in the history of the Coast Guard, the Pendleton rescue. Due to the heroism, leadership and skill of Petty

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Adm. Papp addresses surface naval community

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks at the Surface Navy Association Symposium. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided an update on the Coast Guard to the 24th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Arlington, Va. He shared information on the Coast

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Second fast response cutter launched

Richard Etheridge

The U.S. Coast Guard’s second 154-foot fast response cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., yesterday. This marks a significant milestone in the Coast Guard’s acquisition of the Sentinel-class patrol boats, which will replace the service’s legacy 110-foot patrol boats. You can see the launch play out in the photos

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Coast Guard launches first fast response cutter

CGC Bernard C. Webber

Earlier today, the first of the Coast Guard’s fast response cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, entered the water  and now sits pier-side in Lockport, La. The initial entry of the new cutter into water marks the beginning of its journey towards operating in support of vital missions throughout the Caribbean Sea and Gulf

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Recapitalization: The Fast Response Cutter

Fast Response Cutter

For more than two centuries, Coast Guard Cutters have patrolled America’s waterways, executing the service’s missions. In the coming months, the service will welcome a new generation of patrol boat to the fleet in the form of the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The lead Sentinel-class FRC, the Bernard C. Webber, under construction at Bollinger

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UPDATED: First Sentinel Class cutter named for CG hero Webber

The 153-foot long Sentinel-class patrol boat is capable of speeds of 28 plus knots. It is armed with one stabilized, remotely-operated 25mm chain gun and four crew-served .50 caliber machine guns. It has a crew capacity of 22 people and is able to perform independently for a minimum of five days at sea and be

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