New Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters Named

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the names for its Sentinel Class of fast response cutters (FRC), each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Lighthouse Service. The FRCs are replacing the aging Island-class 110-foot patrol boats.

The FRC 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 fast response cutters are the mainstay of the the USCG 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.

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

 

Image caption: The Coast Guard commissioned the 25th fast response cutter (FRC), Jacob Poroo, in New Orleans on Dec. 8. The cutter is the second FRC stationed in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and in the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, which encompasses all or part of 26 states, including the portion of the Gulf Coast that extends from Texas to the Florida panhandle. The cutter’s namesake, Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Poroo, suffered fatal injuries after entering a burning building to attempt a rescue June 2, 1968. At the time, Poroo was serving as a hospital corpsman stationed on Coast Guard Cutter Balsam, based in Adak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart.

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