Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sets sail for new homeport in Hawaii

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SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman departed its homeport of San Diego on Friday, for its new homeport of Honolulu.

Sherman and crew will transfer to Honolulu and take the Coast Guard Cutter Rush’s duties, as Rush is scheduled to be decommissioned in February after 46 years of dedicated service to the Coast Guard and country.

During the past year Capt. Kevin A. Jones, the current commanding officer of Sherman, and the Sherman crew conducted two Eastern Pacific patrols, a 4-month dry-dock period and participated in joint foreign naval exercises in Peru.

A Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewman detaches the cutter’s banner from the brow before they depart from their current home port in San Diego to their new home port in Hawaii, Jan. 16, 2015. Sherman and crew will transfer to Honolulu and take the Coast Guard Cutter Rush’s duties, as Rush is scheduled to be decommissioned in February after 46 years of dedicated service to the Coast Guard and country. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)

A Coast Guard Cutter Sherman crewman detaches the cutter’s banner from the brow before they depart from their current home port in San Diego to their new home port in Hawaii, Jan. 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)

 

A change of command ceremony is scheduled to be held in Honolulu for Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra Feb. 4. Vinciguerra, the current commanding officer of Rush, will take command of Sherman.

The Rush and other Hamilton-class, High Endurance Cutters, are being replaced by the Legend-class, National Security Cutters (NSCs). The NCSs are better equipped, more durable, safer, and more efficient than their predecessor, and will allow the Coast Guard to deliver its unique blend of military capability, law enforcement authority, and lifesaving expertise wherever needed to protect American interests, today and for decades to come.

The Sherman moved from Alameda, Calif, to San Diego in May 2011 when the Coast Guard Cutters Chase and Hamilton were retired from service.

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