|USCGC Joseph Napier (WPC-1115)|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Launched:||October 20, 2015|
|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)|
|Speed:||28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|1 × Short Range Prosecutor RHIB|
|Complement:||2 officers, 20 crew|
|Sensors and |
|L-3 C4ISR suite|
Like her sister ships, she is equipped for coastal security patrols, interdiction of drug and people smugglers, and search and rescue. Like the smaller Marine Protector class she is equipped with a stern launching ramp. The ramp allows the deployment and retrieval of her high speed water-jet powered pursuit boat without first coming to a stop. She is capable of more than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) and armed with a remote controlled 25 millimetres (0.98 in) M242 Bushmaster autocannon; and four crew-served Browning M2 machine guns.
She is named after Joseph Napier, who had commanded a lifeboat station at St. Joseph, Michigan. Napier was an employee of the United States Lifeboat Service, one of the precursor services that were amalgamated into the Coast Guard.
- ↑ "Bollinger delivers FRC Joseph Napier". Marine Log. 2015-10-20. http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=9934:bollinger-delivers-frc-joseph-napier&Itemid=230. Retrieved 2015-10-20. "Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA, has delivered the Joseph Napier, the 15th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on October 20, 2015 in Key West, Florida, and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Puerto Rico during January, 2016."
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- ↑ Connie Braesch (2010-11-08). "Coast Guard Heroes: Joseph Napier". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoastguard.dodlive.mil%2Findex.php%2F2010%2F11%2Fcoast-guard-heroes-joseph-napier%2F&date=2013-01-04. "As keeper of the Saint Joseph Life-Saving Station, Station 6, Joseph Napier demonstrated his heroism during multiple rescues as a career lifesaver on the Great Lakes. His gallantry was no more visible than on the day he risked his life and led his crew into gale-force winds to save six souls aboard a stranded vessel."
- ↑ Stephanie Young (2010-10-27). "Coast Guard Heroes". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoastguard.dodlive.mil%2F2010%2F10%2Fcoast-guard-heroes%2F&date=2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
- ↑ "U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Will Bear the Name of Great Lakes Sailor". Ohio`s Yesterdays. 2012-04-21. http://ohiosyesterdays.blogspot.ca/2012/04/u-s-coast-guard-cutter-will-bear-name.html. Retrieved 2013-01-10. "There, son Joseph Napier became the city’s harbormaster. In the tradition of his seafaring family, Napier built, owned, and captained Great Lakes vessels. In 1854, the citizens of Chicago presented Napier with a gold watch for leading the daring rescue of the crew of the “Merchant:” during one of the city’s most violent storms."
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