US Coast Guard commissions cutter Charles Moulthrope

US Coast Guard commissions cutter Charles Moulthrope

USCGC Charles Moulthrope (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

The US Coast Guard commissioned one of its newest Sentinel-class fast response cutters (FRCs) in a ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Thursday, January 21.

USCGC Charles Moulthrope is the first of six FRCs planned for service in Manama, Bahrain. The cutter is named after Seaman Charles Moulthrope, remembered for service as a member of the Revenue Cutter Service cutter USRC Commodore Perry, patrolling Alaska, when he rescued several of his shipmates who ended up in the sea in 1896.

The coast guard took delivery of Charles Moulthrope on October 22, 2020, in Key West. The FRC will transit to Bahrain later this year along with sister ship Robert Goldman, which will be commissioned prior to departure from the US East Coast.

Charles Moulthrope is the 41st Sentinel-class FRC to be built by Bollinger Shipyards for the coast guard.

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