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USCGC Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101)
The first Fast Response Cutter, Bernard C. Webber, gets underway -a
Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber underway
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Name: USCGC Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101)
Namesake: Bernard C. Webber
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Launched: April 2011
Commissioned: April 14, 2012
Homeport: Port of Miami, Florida
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics
Class & type: Sentinel-class cutter
Displacement: 353 long tons (359 t)
Length: 46.8 m (154 ft)
Beam: 8.11 m (26.6 ft)
Depth: 2.9 m (9.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × 4,300 kilowatts (5,800 shp)
1 × 75 kilowatts (101 shp) bow thruster
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Endurance: 5 days, 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km; 2,900 mi)
Designed to be on patrol 2,500 hours per year
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × Short Range Prosecutor RHIB
Complement: 2 officers, 20 crew
Sensors and
processing systems:
L-3 C4ISR suite
Armament: 1 × Mk 38 Mod 2 25 mm automatic gun
4 × crew-served Browning M2 machine guns

The USCGC Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) is the first of the United States Coast Guard's Sentinel-class cutters.[1] Like most of her sister ships she will replace an 110 feet (34 m) Island-class patrol boat.

The Bernard C. Webber was launched in April 2011.[2] She commenced her sea trials on November 27, 2011. She arrived in her homeport of Miami, Florida, on February 6, 2012.[3][4] She was commissioned on April 14, 2012, at the Port of Miami, Miami, Florida.

The Bernard C. Webber, and the second and third vessels in the class, the Richard Etheridge, and the William Flores, will all be based in Miami, Florida.[5]

Like the other ships of her class the Bernard C. Webber is named after a heroic enlisted member of the Coast Guard.[1] The ship's motto is ”Determination heeds no interference.”.[6]

On November 30, 2012 a very large sound system was donated to the off-duty lounge of the Coast Guard's base in Miami.[7] Electronics manufacturer Celebrity donated three systems, awarded to military bases that submitted the best essays explaining the needs for the systems. The crew of the Bernard C. Webber accepted the sound system on behalf of the base's other personnel.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephanie Young (2010-10-17). "Coast Guard heroes: Bernard C. Webber". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. "Bollinger Built Fast Response Cutter Undergoes Sea Trials". Maritime Executive. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2011-12-13. "The vessel, now known as BERNARD C. WEBBER, was launched on April 21 and first got underway on November 27th to begin builder’s trials. The builder’s trials will include pier side and underway machinery and equipment tests including propulsion, command control and navigation. After successful builder’s trials WEBBER will prepare for acceptance trails by the Coast Guard, prior to its January 2012 delivery."  mirror
  3. "New Coast Guard cutter steams into Miami". Miami Herald. 2012-02-09. Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  4. Rhonda Carpenter (2012-11-05). "Coast Guard Commissions Third Fast Response Cutter, William Flores". Defense Media Network. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. "The first six FRCs for District 7 will be homeported in Miami; the next six in Key West; and the remaining six in Puerto Rico." 
  5. "Acquisition Update: Second Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter Contract Option Awarded". United States Coast Guard. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  6. Erik Ackerson (2012-10-26). "Fast Response Cutter Visits St. Thomas". St John: St John Source. Archived from the original on 2013-02-08. "Ship Commander Herb Eggert said, “We can expect the occasional visit by the new FRC’s out of San Juan and Miami as assignments in this area are intelligence driven.”" 
  7. Mary Ellen Power (2013-01-25). "US Coast Guard Base Miami Beach Loves Celebrity's Big Bad Entertainment System". Miami: Business Wire. ""It was a tough decision," said Mark Velligan, Celebrity's president. "All of the entries were so very compelling." A formal presentation of a awarded Big Bad Game Box was made on November 30, 2012 at Base Miami Beach. Mark Velligan and IMCEA Board President Nancy Pasternack, CMCE (HQ-MCCS U.S. Marine Corps), were on hand to make the presentation, accepted by Base Commander, Capt. Mark Jackson with Casey Malloy and a group of noticeably happy sailors." 

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