Coast Guard commissions newest National Security Cutter

March 19, 2021 – USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) became the Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter during a commissioning ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Charleston. Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. Ms. Laura Cavallo, the grandniece of the ship’s namesake and ship’s sponsor, was also in attendance. The cutter’s namesake comes from Cmdr.…

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PCU Stone Completes Operation Southern Cross

March 3, 2021 – PCU (Pre Commissioning Unit) Stone arrived in their homeport of North Charleston, S.C., Monday, following the conclusion of the Operation Southern Cross, a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Taking the newly-accepted cutter on its shakedown cruise, Stone’s crew covered over 21,000 miles (18,250 nautical miles) over 68…

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Ingalls Delivers National Security Cutter Stone

November 10, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) to the U.S. Coast Guard. Documents signed Monday mark the official transfer of custody of the ship from HII to the Coast Guard. Stone is scheduled to sail away from the shipyard at the end of this year to its homeport in…

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National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) Christened at Ingalls Shipbuilding

February 29, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) today. Stone is the ninth Legend-class NSC to be built at Ingalls. The ship honors Coast Guard officer Cmdr. Elmer “Archie” Fowler Stone, who made history in 1919 for being one of the two Coast Guard pilots to successfully make the first transatlantic…

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