|USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913)|
USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913)
|Builder:||Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, Rhode Island|
|Launched:||September 9, 1989|
|Homeport:||Key West, Florida|
|Motto:||Lifesaver – Enforcer – Defender|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Class & type:||Famous-class cutter|
|Displacement:||1,800 long tons (1,829 t)|
|Length:||270 ft (82 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft (12 m)|
|Draft:||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)|
|Range:||9,900 nautical miles (18,300 km; 11,400 mi)|
|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 × Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun|
• 2 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns
USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. She was launched on September 9, 1989 at Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated of Middletown, Rhode Island and commissioned in March 1991. She is the third cutter named for the Mohawk nation, a tribe of Iroquoian Indians who lived in the Mohawk Valley of New York.
Service history[edit | edit source]
Mohawk is the thirteenth and last of the 270-foot Famous-class cutters. Built by the former Robert E. Derecktor Shipyards of Rhode Island, Mohawk was christened on September 9, 1989. Since the time of her commissioning in March 1991, she served the Coast Guard in a wide variety of missions including Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations. Mohawk has been responsible for the rescue of more than 5,000 Haitian, Cuban, and Dominican Republic migrants and has supported as many as 756 migrants on deck at one time. Mohawk has also seized more than 20,700 pounds of illegal drugs. This, as well as Mohawk's role in several search and rescue cases and numerous boardings to enforce the United States national laws, has earned Mohawk two Unit Commendations, the Joint Meritorious Service Award and two Humanitarian Service Awards. Mohawk is homeported in Key West, Florida.
On 13 January 2010, the Mohawk was ordered to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Resources[edit | edit source]
- A HDTV documentary called A Day in the Life of the Mohawk shows the Famous-class cutter patrolling the United States south coastal region in February and March 1999.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Coast Guard Sends Cutters, Aircraft to Haiti". Navy Times. 2010-01-13. http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/coastguard_haiti_011210w/. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
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