Coast Guard Commissions Fast Response Cutter William Hart in Honolulu

September 26, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the newest Hawaii-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in Honolulu, Thursday. “There is no greater reflection of the commandant’s strategic vision and commitment than the fact that as we commission the William Hart today, it will be the fifth Coast Guard cutter commissioned in the last two years here at Base Honolulu that will operate in the heart of Oceania,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander Coast Guard 14th District. “There is no question that by our actions and not our words…

Read More

BAP Unión Returned to Callao From VIEX 2019

July 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Union BAP, our Traveling Embassy, ​​arrived on July 27 at the port of Callao, after 4 months of navigation, and successfully completed the VIEX Foreign Instruction Trip 2019. The event took place in the presence of high-ranking naval and excited authorities family members of the crew. Prior to his arrival at the Antedique Pier of the Naval Base of Callao, the Sailing School Ship was accompanied by the nautical community in a parade that included the participation of yachts, sailing boats and smaller…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements January 15, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $68,933,454 for cost-plus-incentive fee delivery order 0104 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the design, development, documentation, integration, and test of upgrades to the U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory to execute the Mission Data (MD) programming and reprogramming mission for the F-35 Digital Channelized Receiver/Technique Generator and Tuner Insertion Program (DTIP) and non-DTIP configurations. These efforts are in support of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps operational aircraft, as well as all training aircraft…

Read More

Sri Lanka Navy Ceremonially Takes Over USCGC Sherman in Honolulu

August 28, 2018 – The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe officially took over the Ex-USCG “Sherman” into Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held at Honolulu, Hawaii, United States yesterday (27th August). The name for the new ship has yet to be announced. The USCGC “Sherman” is the second US Coast Guard Ship provided to SLN by the US government after a lapse of time where the initial vessel provided is presently serving as SLNS Samudura in the SL Naval fleet. The USCGC Sherman is a 115m long ship…

Read More

USCGC Sherman Decommissioned

The Coast Guard decommissioned its ninth High Endurance Cutter after nearly 50 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu March 29th. The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman is one of the Coast Guard’s four remaining 378-foot High Endurance Cutters still in operation. The fleet of 378-foot High Endurance Cutters is being replaced by the National Security Cutters, which will soon serve as the Coast Guard’s primary long-range asset. Sherman’s operational resume includes action in the Vietnam War, major drug interdictions – including…

Read More

Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island decommissioned after 26 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349), a 110-foot Island Class patrol boat, was decommissioned after nearly 26 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu March 16th. Its years of service included numerous law enforcement cases, safety and security enforcement patrols, presidential security operations, and a variety of noteworthy rescues at sea. “The ship has been integral to the Coast Guard’s numerous missions and District Fourteen initiatives since its (SIC) commissioning,” said Lt. Steele Johnson, commanding officer of Galveston Island. “The…

Read More

Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Honoring Heroic Signalman

The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126), Hawaii’s second Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Honolulu March 9th. Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony accepting the second of three 154-foot fast response cutters to be stationed in Hawaii. The cutter’s sponsor Stella Gerczak, who is Joseph Gerczak’s sister, was also in attendance at the ceremony. “We are excited to continue the legacy of selfless service to the American people established by Signalman 3rd Class Joseph Gerczak by…

Read More

Hawaii receives second Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in Honolulu Sunday becoming the second of three 154-foot fast response cutters stationed in Hawaii. The cutters are designed to patrol coastal regions and feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment, including the ability to launch and recover standardized small boats from the stern. The Joseph Gerczak is the second of three Honolulu-based FRCs that will primarily serve the main Hawaiian Islands. [smartslider3 slider=62] Joseph Gerczak, the cutter’s namesake, was killed while defending USS LST-66 from…

Read More

Sherman Returns From Final Patrol; Prepare for Decommissioning

US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720) returned home Tuesday after a 76-day patrol in the Bering Sea. This homecoming was the last time Sherman will return from deployment as the crew prepares to decommission the ship in March, after nearly 50 years of meritorious service. During the three-month patrol, the crew supported the safe transit of a disabled vessel over 800 miles to Dutch Harbor, enforced fisheries regulations in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. They also provided a command and control platform capable of embarking a…

Read More

Nation’s only heavy icebreaker departs for Antarctic military operations

The United States’ only heavy icebreaker departed Honolulu Friday bound for Antarctica as part of the U.S. military operation to resupply the U.S. Antarctic Program. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star will establish a channel through 15 miles of ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, sometimes up to 10 feet in thickness, to resupply the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations. “Operation Deep Freeze, the U.S. military’s contribution to the National Science Foundation-managed, civilian USAP, is unlike any other U.S. military operation,” said Capt. Michael…

Read More

Coast Guard commissions Hawaii’s first Sentinel-class cutter

The Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), Hawaii’s first Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Honolulu October31st. Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony accepting the first of three 154-foot fast response cutters to be stationed in Hawaii. The cutter’s sponsor Susan Hansen, who is a distant cousin of Oliver Berry was also in attendance for the ceremony. [smartslider3 slider=38] “It’s a great opportunity to honor Chief Petty Officer Oliver Berry’s legacy by commissioning this new cutter and…

Read More

Hawaii receives first Sentinel-class Coast Guard cutter

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124) arrived in Honolulu September 22, becoming the first of three 154-foot fast response cutters stationed in Hawaii. The cutters are designed to patrol coastal regions and feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment, including the ability to launch and recover standardized small boats from the stern. The Oliver Berry is the first of three Honolulu-based FRCs that will primarily serve the main Hawaiian Islands. The cutter is named after Chief Petty Officer Oliver Fuller Berry, a South Carolina native…

Read More

Coast Guard decommissions eighth High Endurance Cutter after nearly 50 years

October 18, 2017 – The Coast Guard decommissioned its eighth high endurance cutter after nearly 50 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722), a 378-foot high endurance cutter, will be decommissioned after nearly 50 years of service, including action in the Vietnam War, numerous major drug interdictions and law enforcement cases, and a variety of noteworthy rescues. Capt. Edward M. St. Pierre, commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722), and…

Read More