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USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913)
USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913)
USCGC Mohawk (WMEC-913)
Career (USCG)
Name: USCGC Mohawk
Namesake: Mohawk nation
Builder: Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, Rhode Island
Launched: September 9, 1989
Commissioned: March 1991
Homeport: Key West, Florida
Motto: Lifesaver – Enforcer – Defender
Nickname: "Mighty Mo"
Status: in active service, as of 2020
General characteristics
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)
Endurance: 14-21 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
• 1 × Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Interceptor
• 1 × RHI with twin 90 HP outboard engines
Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
MK 92 Fire Control Radar
SPS-73 Surface Search Radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 (receive only)
Armament: • 1 × Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
• 2 × .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine guns
Aircraft carried: HH-65 Dolphin
HH-60 Jayhawk
MH-68 Stingray

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.

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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.[1]

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