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USCGC William Trump (WPC-1111)
Coast-Guard-Cutter-Raymond-Evans
Sister ship, the Raymond Evans, during her sea trials
Career Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Namesake: William Trump
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Launched: November 2014
Commissioned: January 2015
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 kW (5,800 shp)
1 × 75 kW (101 shp) bow thruster
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Endurance: 5 days, 2,500 nmi (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 × Browning M2 .50 cal machine guns
Various small arms

The USCGC William Trump (WPC 1111) is a Sentinel class cutter of the United States Coast Guard.[1][2] When it was delivered to the Coast Guard, on November 25, 2014, it was the eleventh vessel, of its class, and the fifth vessel scheduled to be based in the Coast Guard's station in Key West, Florida.

Like her sister ships she has the endurance to take her crew on five day missions of up to 2,500 nautical miles (4,600 km). She has modern electronics, integrating her with the rest of the Coast Guard and is designed for searching for and apprehending smuggling vessels, international refugees, search and rescue, and other constabulary duties. She carries a high-speed jet-boat, that deployed and retrieved via her stern launching ramp. She is armed by a remotely controlled 25mm autocannon, and four crew served Browning fifty calibre machine guns. Her four diesel engines can proper her at 28 knots.

Namesake William Trump was a World War 2 heroEdit

Like all the vessels in her class the William Trump is named after an individual from the Coast Guard's past who has been recognized as a hero.[1][2][3][4][5] Her namesake, William Trump, distinguished himself for his heroism helping soldiers land on Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy, actions that won him a Silver Star.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bollinger delivers FRC named for Normandy hero". Marine Log. 2014-11-25. http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=8309:bollinger-delivers-frc-named-for-normandy-hero&Itemid=230. Retrieved 2014-11-26. ""We are extremely happy to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger, the William Trump, to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, FL," said Bollinger Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon. "We are looking forward to honoring and celebrating the heroic acts of William Trump at the vessel's commissioning."" 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keith MaGill (2014-11-25). "Local shipyard delivers latest Coast Guard cutter". Daily Comet. http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20141125/ARTICLES/141129743/1214?Title=Local-shipyard-delivers-latest-Coast-Guard-cutter&tc=ar. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  3. Connie Braesch (2010-11-09). "Coast Guard Heroes: William Trump". 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-william-trump%2F&date=2013-01-04. 
  4. 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. 
  5. "William Francis Trump: Obituary". Tampa Bay Times. 2009-07-26. Archived from the original on 2013-01-13. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.legacy.com%2Fobituaries%2Fsptimes%2Fobituary.aspx%3Fpage%3Dlifestory%26pid%3D130352894&date=2013-01-13. 


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