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USCGC Robert Yered (WPC-1104)
Sentinel class cutter USCGC Robert Yered -- 2012 10 04
Robert Yered conducts familiarization training at Port Fourchon, La. October 4, 2012.
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Name: USCGC Robert Yered (WPC-1104)
Namesake: Robert Yered
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Launched: 2012-10-04
Status: Active
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 Robert Yered is a Sentinel-class cutter serving in Miami, Florida.[1][2] She was launched on November 23, 2012, and was commissioned in February 2012.[3] Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Congressional Representative for the district containing the vessel's base, met the ship when she arrived in Miami on January 27, 2013.[4][5][6]

Like her sister ships, she is equipped for coastal security patrols, interdiction of drug and people smugglers, and search and rescue.[7] 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 Robert Yered who heroically put out a fire in an ammunition dump while serving with the Coast Guard`s detachment in Vietnam.[8][9][10][11][12][13]


  1. "Coast Guard receives new Sentinel-class cutter". United States Coast Guard. 2012-11-23. Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-26. "Bollinger Shipyards Inc. has delivered its fourth fast-response cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard." 
  2. Rhonda Carpenter (2012-11-05). "Coast Guard Commissions Third Fast Response Cutter, William Flores". Defense Media Network. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. "The first six FRCs for District 7 will be homeported in Miami; the next six in Key West; and the remaining six in Puerto Rico." 
  3. "Acquisition Update: Fourth Fast Response Cutter Delivered to the Coast Guard". United States Coast Guard. 2012-11-20. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. "Robert Yered, the fourth vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) recapitalization project, was delivered to the Coast Guard November 17 in Key West, Fla. Robert Yered will be homeported in Miami to support operations in the Seventh Coast Guard District, an area of 1.8 million square nautical miles of ocean ranging from the South Carolina coast to the Caribbean." 
  4. "USA. Fast Response Cutter Robert Yered Arrives in Miami". Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. "Congresswoman Debbie W. Schultz visited the Coast Guard’s fourth Sentinel Class patrol boat as it arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Sector Miami Beach on Saturday." 
  5. Cammy Clark (2013-02-10). "Coast Guard’s newest patrol cutter — based in Miami Beach — eager to begin real missions". Miami: Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. "Although the crew could see the Miami skyline, the cutter stayed a few miles offshore to rendezvous with another Coast Guard boat to pick up two VIPs: Rear Admiral William Baumgartner and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston." 
  6. Stephanie Young (2013-02-14). "Crew of New Cutter Proud to be Plank Owners". Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. "“Having a Coast Guard hero as our ship’s namesake gives her an identity. The crew has learned about Robert Yered and how he served his shipmates and nation,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Foster. As the crew honors the ship’s namesake, they look to the future and the potential missions they will be a part of aboard the new generation in a long history of Coast Guard patrol boats." 
  7. Alfonso Chardy (2012-10-18). "Coast Guard unveils its newest cutter; base will be Miami Beach". Miami, Florida: Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2012-11-12. "The boat, piloted by Valdés, is launched from a rear platform – released quickly as if it were a rocket leaving a spaceship. Once it splashes into the water, it operates on its own power like a fast boat." 
  8. Whitney Clearman (2012-01-29). "Coast Guard will name ship after Millis veteran". Milford Daily News. Retrieved 2012-04-21. "Robert Yered signed up for the Coast Guard at 17, George Yered remembers. He served 21 years and attained the highest rank as a non-commissioned officer before retiring and moving back to Millis with his wife and two children." 
  9. Stephanie Young (2010-10-28). "Coast Guard Heroes: Robert J. Yered". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  10. Nat Kline (1968-12-01). "The Military View". Boston Globe. p. 93. Retrieved 2012-11-. "Coast Guardsman Robert Yered has been awarded the silver Star for heroism in Vietnam. When a Viet Cong attack caused fire to break out in the ..." 
  11. "CG Hero to Get Silver Star". Boston Globe. 2012-11-26. p. 8. Retrieved 2012-11-. "CG Hero to Get Silver Star SCITUATE Silver Star will be presented Wednesday to Coast Guard Engineman Robert Yered 28, Jamaica Plain native for heroism ..." 
  12. Herbert Gordon (1968-11-28). "Fireman on Blazing Ammo Barge: Bostonian Gets Silver Star". Boston Globe. p. 27. Retrieved 2012-11-. "A Boston Coast Guad enlisted man, who risked his life to help put out a fire on an Army ammunition barge during an enemy mortar attack last February in Vietnam, was awarded the Silver Star in..." 
  13. Thomas P. Ostrom (2011). "The United States Coast Guard and National Defense: A History from World War I to the Present". McFarland & Company. p. 62. ISBN 9780786464807. Retrieved 2012-11-12. "Engineman First Class Robert J. Yered (USCG) is another port security ELD hero in Vietname. EN1 Yered responded to a VC attack in the port waters of Cat Lai in February 1968. A barge containing mortar ammunition was burning. EN1 Yered climbed into the burning barge armed with a water hose, threw burning shells overboard, and put out the fires despite the risk of explosion. Militar police chased the VC away from the surrounding marches, and a U.S. Army sergeant came to Yered's assistance. The U.S. Army later awarded Petty Officer Robert J. Yered a Silver Star." 

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