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USCGC Charles Sexton (WPC-1108)
Newly delivered USCGC Charles Sexton, underway
The Charles Sexton, underway.
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Name: USCGC Charles W. Sexton (WPC-1108)
Namesake: Charles Sexton
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Homeport: Key West, Florida
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 Charles W. Sexton is the eighth Sentinel-class cutter, and the second to be based in Key West, Florida.[1][2] She was deliered to the United States Coast Guard for a final evaluation and shakedown on December 10, 2013, and she was officially commissioned on March 8, 2014.


The vessel is named after Charles Sexton, who served as a Machinery Technician in the United States Coast Guard.[3][4][5] Sexton lost his life while rescuing fishermen off the mouth of the Columbia River.


  1. Jed Lipinski (2013-12-10). "Bollinger delivers eighth Fast-Response Cutter to U.S. Coast Guard". Lockport, Louisiana: New Orleans Times Picayune. Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-11. "The vessel was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla., where the Coast Guard expects to commission it in March 2014." 
  2. "Coast Guard's Eighth FRC Enters Service". Marine Link. 2014-03-14. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. "Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton was commissioned into service March 8 at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla. The Sexton is the second of six Fast Response Cutters to be homeported in Key West, and the eighth vessel to be delivered through the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC recapitalization project." 
  3. Connie Braesch (2010-11-04). "Coast Guard Heroes: Charles Walter David Jr.". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. "Many of the Coast Guard’s heroes fought in wars abroad or found themselves under enemy fire in foreign countries. But, Charles W. Sexton found himself faced with danger in the course of his everyday duties at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. Sexton, a machinery technician, was rescuing four fishermen in peril when the seas tragically took him." 
  4. Stephanie Young (2010-10-27). "Coast Guard Heroes". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  5. "Who are some of the heroes of the Coast Guard?". USCG. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-01-10. "His award citation stated: "Petty Officer SEXTON is cited for extraordinary heroism on 11 January 1991 while serving as emergency medical technician aboard Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG-44381." 

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