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USCGC Munro (WMSL-755) is the sixth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. Munro is the second cutter named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The US Navy destroyer escort USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422) was also named for Munro.

USCGC Munro (WMSL-755)
Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to homeport 170406-G-MR731-090.jpg
History
United States
Name: Munro
Namesake: Douglas A. Munro
Awarded: April 30, 2013
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Cost: $487.1 Million
Laid down: November 5, 2014
Launched: September 12, 2015
Sponsored by: Julie Sheehan
Christened: November 14, 2015
Acquired: December 16, 2016
Commissioned: April 1, 2017
Identification:
Motto: "Gallantry in Action"
Status: In service
Badge: USCGC Munro seal.jpg
General characteristics
Displacement: 4500 LT
Length: 418 ft (127 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Height: 140 ft (43 m)
Draft: 22.5 ft (6.9 m)
Decks: 4
Propulsion: Combined diesel and gas
Speed: 28+ knots
Range: 12,000 nm
Endurance: 60 days
Complement: 111 (15 Officers, 15 CPO, 81 Enlisted) and can carry up to 148 depending on mission[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • EADS 3D TRS-16 AN/SPS-75 Air Search Radar
  • SPQ-9B Fire Control Radar
  • AN/SPS-79 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SLQ-32
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System
  • 2 SRBOC/ 2 x NULKA countermeasures chaff/rapid decoy launcher
Armament:
Armor: Ballistic protection for main gun
Aircraft carried: 2 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH, or 4 x VUAV or 1 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 2 x VUAV
Aviation facilities: 50-by-80-foot (15 m × 24 m) flight deck, hangar for all aircraft

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HistoryEdit

Huntington Ingalls Industries subsidiary Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, was awarded the $487.1 million construction contract on April 30, 2013.[2] Construction officially began on October 7, 2013 with a ceremony marking the cutting of the first 100 tons of steel.[3] Munro was launched on September 12, 2015.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Security Cutter: Program Profile". USCG.mil. US Coast Guard. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Acquisition Update: Contract Awarded for Production of Sixth National Security Cutter" (PDF). US Coast Guard. 2013-04-30. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  3. ^ "Coast Guard Marks Production Milestones: NSC 4 Electronics Light-Off Achieved and NSC 6 Fabrication Begins" (PDF). US Coast Guard Acquisition. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  4. ^ "Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches Fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter". Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2014-05-10.

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