Ingalls Shipbuilding conducted at-sea builder's trials for the cutter on January and February , The cutter underwent acceptance testing conducted by the U. Navy Board of Inspection and Survey from March , Ingalls Shipbuilding delivered Midgett to the U. Coast Guard on April 30, Immediately upon receipt, the Coast Guard placed the cutter in 'Commission Special'.
U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Cutter arrives at its new homeport in Hawaii
USCGC Midgett (WMSL) - Wikipedia
Bring back some memories? We hit 30' seas somewhere, but my memories fail me. These look bigger. This one is for you shipmate. RIP Kevin Gaskins. Okay all you Original Plank Owners from Anyone remember in Hawaii someone being hogtied and slid onto the barrel of the 5" like a hog on a fire pit?
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In July, yet-to-be-commissioned Coast Guard cutter Midgett passed through the Panama Canal and started a roughly 5,mile trip to Honolulu. The Coast Guard accepted the Midgett in April, and it didn't leave the Mississippi shipyard where it was built until June But the newest national-security cutter was ready as it transited the eastern Pacific, and with good reason — the ship helped intercept more than 2, pounds of cocaine before it even made it to its home port. Navy destroyer Michael Murphy spotted a low-profile go-fast boat — a kind of vessel often called a " narco sub.
The U. Both cutters are scheduled to be commissioned Aug. Advanced command-and-control capabilities and an unmatched combination of range, speed and ability to operate in extreme weather enable national security cutters to deploy globally to confront national security threats, to strengthen maritime governance, to support economic prosperity and to promote individual sovereignty.