Bollinger Shipyards delivered the 21st Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) USCGC John McCormick to the US Coast Guard.
John McCormick will be home-ported in the 17th Coast Guard District in Ketchikan, Alaska.
The 154 foot patrol craft is the first of the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRCs to be stationed at Ketchikan.
The FRCs answer, a flank bell with a 28 knot top speed. In addition to state-of-theart command, control, communications and computer technology, the FRCs have a stern launch system for their 26 foot cutter boat.
This FRC is named for John McCormick, who received the Gold Lifesaving Medal on 7 November 1938 for his heroism in the rescue of Surfman Richard O Bracken in the outer breaks on Clatsop Spit, near the mouth of the Columbia River.