USCGC John McCormick

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.

More on this and other news in Sea Breezes Magazine - March 2017 Issue
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