Stars and Stripes stripes.com 27 Dec, 2020 20:00 am

Newest Coast Guard cutter departs shipyard, bound for Charleston homeport

Newest Coast Guard cutter departs shipyard, bound for Charleston homeport
NSC Stone (WMSL 758) is the ninth Legend-class National Security Cutter delivered to the Coast Guard by the Pascagoula shipyard. One more is under construction and another under contract.

Newest Coast Guard cutter departs shipyard, bound for Charleston homeport The U.Coast Guard's newest Legend-class cutter, Stone (NSC 9), departs from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.“I cannot think of a better ending to 2020 than seeing the look of pride on the faces of our shipbuilders as Stone sails away from our shipyard to join the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet,” said Ingalls president Brian Cuccias.Stone is named in honor of Coast Guard Commander Elmer “Archie” Fowler Stone, Coast Guard Aviator Number One, who made history in 1919 as one of two USCG pilots in a four-man crew who completed the first trans- Atlantic flight in a U.

The Legend-class NSC is the most technologically advanced ship in the Coast Guard’s fleet, which enables it to meet the high demands required for maritime and homeland security, law enforcement, marine safety, environmental protection and national defense missions.Coast Guard Cutter departed Ingalls Shipbuilding last week, headed for its homeport in Charleston, S.

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