Coast Guard’s Queen of the Fleet shifts, Acushnet being decommissioned

Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet USCG File PhotoJUNEAU, Alaska – The 67-year-old Cutter Acushnet, the Coast Guard’s “Queen of the Fleet”, will be decommissioned during a ceremony at Base Support Unit Ketchikan Friday at 2 p.m. The Acushnet served as a medium-endurance cutter in the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean. Primary missions included search and...