Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, christened USCGC Munro (WMSL 755), the sixth cutter the company built for the U.S. Coast Guard on November 14.
Julie Sheehan, the great niece of the ship’s namesake, Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, is the ship’s sponsor. At the culmination of the ceremony, she smashed a bottle across the bow of the ship.
Ingalls has delivered five NSCs, and three more, including Munro, are currently under construction.
Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet. Designed to replace the 378‐foot Hamilton-class High-Endurance Cutters that entered service during the 1960s, they are 418 feet long with a 54-foot beam and displace 4,500 tons with a full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days and a crew of 110.
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