|USCGC Forward (WMEC-911)|
USCGC Forward (WMEC-911)
|Builder:||Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Rhode Island|
|Acquired:||4 August 1990|
|Motto:||Ever the Sentinel|
|Class & type:||Famous-class cutter|
|Displacement:||1,800 long tons (1,829 t)|
|Length:||270 ft (82 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft (12 m)|
|Draught:||14.5 ft (4.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Twin turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines|
|Speed:||19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
• 1 × Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Interceptor|
• 1 × RHI with twin 90 HP outboard engines
|Complement:||100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)|
|Sensors and |
MK 92 Fire Control Radar|
SPS-73 Surface Search Radar
|Electronic warfare |
|AN/SLQ-32 (receive only)|
1 OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun|
2 x .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine gun
USCGC Forward (WMEC-911) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Named for Walter Forward, fifteenth United States Secretary of the Treasury, she was constructed by Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, Rhode Island was delivered in May 1989, and commissioned 4 August 1990. USCGC Forward (WMEC-911) and USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) were commissioned in a joint ceremony in Portsmouth, VA.
On 12 January 2010, the Forward was at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base when the 2010 Haiti earthquake occurred. She was ordered to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts, and was the first American vessel to arrive in Port-au-Prince the following morning.
Commanding Officer: CDR Mike Stewart.
Executive Officer: LCDR Matt Carter.
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- "Coast Guard Sends Cutters, Aircraft to Haiti". Navy Times. 2010-01-13. http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/coastguard_haiti_011310w/. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- Eric Lipton (January 13, 2010). "Devastation, Seen From a Ship". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/world/americas/14cutter.html. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
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