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USCGC Kathleen Moore (WPC-1109)
Newly delivered USCGC Charles Sexton, underway
Sister ship Charles Sexton, underway.
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Name: USCGC Kathleen Moore (WPC-1109)
Namesake: Kathleen Moore
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Acquired: 2014-03-28
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 Kathleen Moore is the ninth Sentinel-class cutter Bollinger shipyards delivered to the United States Coast Guard.[1] She was delivered to the Coast Guard, for pre-commissioning testing, on March 28, 2014.

The first six cutters are home-ported in Miami, Florida.[2] The second six cutters, including the Kathleen Moore, will be home-ported in Key West, Florida. The 58 cutters will replace the Island class cutters, and together with the smaller Marine Protector class cutters, will perform the Coast Guard's main offshore patrol duties.


All the vessels of the Sentinel class are named after heroic members of the Coast Guard, or its precursor services, like the United States Lighthouse Service.[3][4][5][6] Moore started working for the Lighthouse Service when she was 12 years old, and was credited with saving at least 21 lives over the course of her career.[7]


  1. "Bollinger Delivers 9th USCG Fast Response Cutter". Marine Link. 2014-03-28. Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. "The Coast Guard took delivery on March 28, 2014 in Key West, Florida and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Key West, Florida during May, 2014." 
  2. Adam Linhardt (2013-04-03). "Newest, fastest cutters on the way: All 58 ships will pass through Key West, Coast Guard says". Key West: Key News. Archived from the original on 2013-04-24. "Of those 58, six will stay in Key West: the Charles David, Charles Sexton, Kathleen Moore, Joseph Napier, William Trump and Isaac Mayo, one arriving every three months." 
  3. Mary Witkowski (Spring 2009). "Kate Moore, Keeper of the Fayerweather Lighthouse". Connecticut Explored. Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. 
  4. Connie Braesch (2010-11-05). "Coast Guard Heroes: Kathleen Moore". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2013-01-03. "Moore first stood the watch at the age of 12, when her father began tending the light in 1817 after a shipboard injury prevented him from going to sea. As Moore grew older, and her father’s health worsened, she took on most of the duties herself, although she was not officially appointed as head keeper until 1871." 
  5. Stephanie Young (2010-10-27). "Coast Guard Heroes". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  6. "Who are some of the heroes of the Coast Guard?". USCG. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-01-10. "Kathleen "Kate" Moore served as the keeper of the Black Rock Light. Her father began tending the light in 1817 and Ms. Moore began assisting him when she was twelve." 
  7. "Life-saving lighthouse keeper to be honored". 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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