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High Endurance Cutters

By 1993 the Coast Guard recognized the need for major Fleet renovations
Immediately, the new 87′ PB would replace the 82s
Many one-of-a-kind cutters were scheduled to be decommissoned
Project Deepwater was placed on contract in 2001 to address other issues
A newly designed 418′ National Security Cutter would replace the 378s
A newly designed Fast Response Cutter (FRC) would replace the 110s
Design issues caused the FRC to be replaced by the off-the-shelf Sentinel-Class
A newly designed Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) would replace the 210s and 270s
Design issues also forced cancellation of the OPC
A new design contract was awarded in February 2014
The aging 210s and 270s will remain in service for the forseeable future

378′ Hamilton Class High Endurance Cutter
Being phased out as the National Security Cutters come into service
Model: Yes

Designation Name Class Hull Service Comments Pictures
USCGC Hamilton WHEC 715 1965 – Active
USCGC Dallas WHEC 716 1967 – Active CGH
USCGC Mellon WHEC 717 1967 – Active CGP
USCGC Chase WHEC 718 1968 – Active CGP
USCGC Boutwell WHEC 719 1968 – Active CGH
USCGC Sherman WHEC 720 1968 – Active CGH
USCGC Gallatin WHEC 721 1968 – Active CGH
USCGC Morgenthau WHEC 722 1969 – Active CGP
USCGC Rush WHEC 723 1968 – Active CGH
USCGC Munro WHEC 724 1971 – Active CGH
USCGC Jarvis WHEC 725 1970 – Active CGH
USCGC Midgett WHEC 726 1971 – Active CGH

418′ Legends Class National Security Cutter
Named for legendary Coast Guard personnel
Replacing the 378s
The first class NOT to be referred to by length
Called the “Wimsel”
Model: Yes

Designation Name Class Hull Service Comments Pictures
USCGC Bertholf WMSL 750 Ellsworth Bertholf
Last Commandant of the Revenue Cutter Service
First Commandant of the Coast Guard
USCGC Waesche WMSL 751 Russell Waesche
Commandant during WWII
USCGC Stratton WMSL 752 Dorothy Stratton
Founder of the SPARs
USCGC Munro WMSL 753 Douglas Munro
Only CG Medal of Honor recipient
USCGC James WMSL 754 Joshua James
Legendary figure in the Lifesaving Service
USCGC Stone WMSL 755 Elmer Stone
First Coast Guard aviator
Driving force behind Coast Guard aviation
USCGC Midgett WMSL 756 The Midgett Family
Legendary figures in the Lifesaving Service
USCGC Kimball WMSL 757 Sumner Kimball
Organized the Lifesaving Service
Served as its Superintendant
Until merged with the Revenue Cutter Service