Shipyard begins fabrication of another Coast Guard cutter
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 9,2013
PASCAGOULA — Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding has started construction on a sixth national security cutter for the Coast Guard.
The vessel will be called the Munro (WMSL 755). Ingalls was awarded the contract in May.
A third cutter, Stratton (WMSL 752) was commissioned in 2012. Two more are currently under construction at Ingalls in Pascagoula.
Ingalls has delivered the first three of eight planned cutters. Bertholf (WMSL 750), Waesche (WMSL 751) and Stratton are in service.
The Legend-class ships are the Coast Guard’s newest class of technologically advanced cutters. They are replacing Hamilton-class cutters built in the 1960s.
The new cutters can be used for a multitude of tasks.
Ingalls’ fourth NSC, Hamilton (WMSL 753) will be christened Oct. 26. The fifth, James (WMSL 754), will launch in next spring.
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