Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) was the first of the United States Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutters. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters, each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Lighthouse Service.

These namesakes include enlisted recipients of the Navy Cross Medal, the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Gold Lifesaving Medal, the Silver Lifesaving Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.

The hull numbers and their corresponding names are:

  • FRC 35 – Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan
  • FRC 36 – Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr
  • FRC 37 – Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson
  • FRC 38 – Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller
  • FRC 39 – Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard
  • FRC 40 – Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry
  • FRC 41 – Coast Guard Cutter Charles Moulthrop
  • FRC 42 – Coast Guard Cutter Robert Goldman
  • FRC 43 – Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch
  • FRC 44 – Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris
  • FRC 45 – Coast Guard Cutter Emlen Tunnell
  • FRC 46 – Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman
  • FRC 47 – Coast Guard Cutter Clarence Sutphin
  • FRC 48 – Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent
  • FRC 49 – Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Denman
  • FRC 50 – Coast Guard Cutter William Chadwick
  • FRC 51 – Coast Guard Cutter Warren Deyampert
  • FRC 52 – Coast Guard Cutter Maurice Jester
  • FRC 53 – Coast Guard Cutter John Patterson
  • FRC 54 – Coast Guard Cutter William Sparling

The Fast Response Cutters are the mainstay of the Coast Guard’s coastal patrol fleet and will perform drug and migrant interdictions, ports, waterways and coastal security operations, fisheries patrols, search and rescue operations and national defense missions.

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