Ex-USCGC Sherman arrives in Sri Lanka

Image: Sri Lankan Navy
Image: Sri Lankan Navy

A decommissioned US Coast Guard Hamilton­-class cutter that has been turned over to the Sri Lankan government arrived at the Port of Colombo on Sunday, May 12.

The ex-USCGC Sherman, which was formally handed over by the United States in August 2018, is slated to be commissioned into service with the Sri Lankan Navy at an undisclosed later time.

At 155 metres long, the vessel will become the largest ship in the Sri Lankan fleet upon entering service.

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