You are correct. The vessel is currently commanded by Kevin W. Riddle (May 2017-Present), [1] and as of September 2, 2018 is stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. I no longer have my certificate, but I was one, too. ★ USCGC Planetree (WLB-307) USCGC Planetree was a seagoing buoy-class Mesquite floating tender operated by the United States Coast guard. After 48 years of continuous distinguished service the U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned the Morgenthau on … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton-class_cutter, Knox class, 4,260 tons, 46 ships commissioned 1969 to 1974 Therefore only one more Hamilton is needed for the Vietnam Coast Guard to fulfill their 3-ship request. That will be a big ship for Vietnam. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Their AN/SQS-23 sonar was not as good as the 26 but longer ranged than the 38. And the decommissioning of the Mellon or the USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) after it provide the last opportunities to do so. Follow-on afloat assignments include Officer-In-Charge of Law Enforcement Detachment 201 for Tactical Law Enforcement Team North in Portsmouth, Virginia; Operations Officer and Navigator aboard USCGC STORIS in Kodiak, Alaska; Commanding Officer, USCGC MONHEGAN, a patrol boat in Key West, Florida; Commanding Officer, USCGC CYPRESS, a sea-going buoy tender in Mobile, Alabama; and Commanding Officer, USCGC VIGILANT in Cape Canaveral, Florida. USS DOUGLAS A. MUNRO DE-422 Commissioned July 11 1944 - Decommissioned January 15 1947 Recommissioned February 28 1951 - Decommissioned June 24 1960 ... NAMESAKE - Douglas Albert Munro, born October 11 1919 in Vancouver, Canada, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard September 18 1939. Therefore only one more Hamilton is needed for the Vietnam Coast Guard to fulfill their 3-ship request. Munro did not get the hedgehogs. All these were decommissioned 1990 or earlier and all had AN/SQS-26 sonar and ASROC. Douglas Munro’s decommissioning is not currently scheduled but will probably happen in 2021. I believe it was WHEC-723 or WHEC-724 (1969 or 1970 ?). The Drawing Board: Honoring Douglas Munro On this day in 1942, Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country as he gave his own life to save the lives of 500 U.S. Marines at Gudalcanal. Tag: USCGC Douglas Munro. The Bronstein (DE/FF-1038) class, two ship commissioned in 1963 which were very nearly the same size as the 378s. (Yes we currently have both a USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) and a USCGC Munro (WMSL-755). CGC MUNRO (WHEC 724) is scheduled to remain in service until 2022. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. After she was commissioned in 1968, she sailed to her first homeport, Boston. close. He was a plank owner. A Coast Guard cutter, USCGC Munro, was commissioned in 1971, and is slated to be decommissioned, while a new cutter bearing Munro’s name was April 1 commissioned in Seattle. Based on my research compiling some pretty credible sources. We had 36 ASW equipped cutters at one time. The Japanese used them long after the USN abandoned them. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. close. She was built in 1967 in the Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, LA. Riley Gatewood relieved Capt. B-2876 P-2341. http://ussbadger-1071.org/menus/prairie-masker.php, more here And the decommissioning of the Mellon or the USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) after it provide the last opportunities to do so. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. USCGC Barbara Mabrity WLM-559. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie-Masker. Change ), “Office of Ship Disposal Programs Annual Report for FY2016”, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton-class_cutter, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knox-class_frigate, http://ussbadger-1071.org/menus/prairie-masker.php, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie-Masker, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garcia-class_frigate, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooke-class_frigate, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dealey-class_destroyer_escort, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gearing-class_destroyer#FRAM_I_upgrade, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedgehog_(weapon). The awards are separate and distinct from the military decorations and awards program. USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716) was a United States Coast Guard high endurance cutter commissioned in 1967 at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana.She was the sixth ship or boat to bear the name of Alexander J. Dallas, the Secretary of the Treasury under President James Madison (1814–1816). There were earlier Navy DEs that were closer in size to the 378s. They were all decommissioned as the Knox class came on line. close. ( VietDefense ) from DEFENSE STUDIES https://bit.ly/2PlNRW9 FRAM gave the 378s the ability to hangar and support LAMPS I helicopters, but by then the Navy also had LAMPS III. This leaves us four remaining 378 foot WHECs. Originally the 378s also had two 24 “spigot” hedgehog launchers, but they were removed pretty quickly and may not have been original equipment on all the 378s. The twin towers of the World Trade Center and 55 Water Street are all seen under construction. Capt. …and don’t forget, the 378’s had torpedo’s (Mk-???) The Coast Guard protects America's economic, national and border security. PO Box 195000 A my mother’s house his plank owner certificate is still on the wall. The 378’s as built ASW suite was a modest improvement over that fitted on that of the cutters that had preceeded them. at the rate of the opc program, campbell may outlive me. Now none. The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018. FY2021 seems likely, but they may be holding off until they get an Offshore Patrol Cutter to take her place in Kodiak. ( Log Out /  Mellon was laid down on 25 July 1966 at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana. USCGC Boutwell is the fifth of the Coast Guard’s fleet of 378 foot High Endurance Cutters. (Incidentally there was a Navy destroyer escort named after Munro, USS Douglas A. Munro (DE-422).) Toward the end of his career he was a inspector for the USCG at Avondale Shipyards. And the decommissioning of the Mellon or the USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) after it provide the last opportunities to do so. Nice to see them living on in other Navies. We also want to welcome aboard FN Benjamin Tate from McComb, Mississippi. 99619-5000, Commanding Officer Coast Guard Cutter in the Bering sea. Looking forward to seeing one in Vietnamese CG colors. Menu principal. Comments Off on Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro to hold change of command ceremony Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WHEC-724) file photo KODIAK, Alaska — Capt. The twin towers of the World Trade Center and 55 Water Street are all seen under construction. Commanding Officer The Coast Guard plans con-struction of eight national security cutters. I was talking about differences. Commissioned in 1968, Mellon was the third of 12 high-endurance cutters built for long-range, high-endurance missions, including maritime security roles, drug interdiction, illegal immigrant interception, and fisheries patrols. Note how quickly the Navy DE/FFs were replaced, because they were primary ASW ships their capability had to be kept up to date. In January 2013 Morgenthau sailed to her new homeport in Honolulu, Hawaii after a December 13, 2012, hull swap with the crew of the USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725), Jarvis slated for decommissioning and transfer to a foreign navy. The United States Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722), was the eighth of twelve 378-foot dual-powered turbine/diesel Hamilton-class high endurance cutters (WHECs) built by Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kevin Riddle as the Munro’s commanding officer in a ceremony on Friday. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) is a Hamilton-class High Endurance Cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942), the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor. https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/.../Bases/Base-Kodiak/Team-Kodiak/USCGC-MUNRO The cutter, which will be homeported in Alameda, California, is named after the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro. 2. –an AN//SQR-18 towed array passive sonar, USCGC Rush (WHEC-723) was a United States Coast Guard high endurance Hamilton-class cutter that before being decommissioned was based out of USCG Base Sand Island, Honolulu, Hawaii, and performed regular patrols of Alaskan waters and the Bering Sea. •USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) Kodiak, AK-Decommissioning crew and member of Fire Control Division as a Mk-92 fire control technician. Hamilton class, 3,250 tons, twelve ships commissioned between 1967 and 1972. B-2009 P-1912. The Coast Guard commissioned the Morgenthau on March 10, 1969. He previously served as the Fourteenth Coast Guard District Enforcement Branch Chief. Posted in Commercial Mariner - Maritime Security, Non-Naval (Maritime Security), Regulation & Enforcement. Commissioned in 1968, Mellon was the third of 12 high-endurance cutters built for long-range, high-endurance missions, including maritime security roles, drug interdiction, illegal immigrant interception, and fisheries patrols. Decommissioning for USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) (note the full name–the Coast Guard has two USCGC Munros now, both in the Pacific, hope there is no confusion) was listed as, to be determined (TBD). After handing over John Midgett to Vietnam, the US Coast Guard had only two of the 12 Hamilton-class high endurance cutters, Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) and Mellon (WHEC 717). She served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as in a variety of domestic missions. The NSC can accommodate CWO2 Robert Kassela, passed away in 2016. Pular para o conteúdo principal. 3. Then 12 378s. In that role he was directly responsible for Coast Guard day-to-day enforcement operations throughout Oceania, an area spanning more than 12.2 million square miles. B-2949 P-2379. Pular para o conteúdo secundário https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gearing-class_destroyer#FRAM_I_upgrade. Today the Coast Guard paid tribute to this legendary hero, designating its new headquarters the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building. 110 gun, which is also employed by the Navy’s littoral combat ships, and four M2 .50-caliber machine guns. They also had ASROC. And the decommissioning of the Mellon or the USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) after it provide the last opportunities to do so. The US Coast Guard decommissioned the Hamilton-class high endurance cutter Mellon during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle on Thursday, August 20.. Captain Riley Gatewood assumed the duties of Commanding Officer, USCGC DOUGLAS MUNRO on 24 May 2019. Captain Gatewood’s shore assignments include the U. S. Coast Guard Academy as a Nautical Science Instructor; the First Coast Guard District in Boston, Massachusetts where he served as the Operational Planning & Readiness Chief; and as Deputy Commodore, Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Bahrain supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE for U.S. The official Facebook page of USCGC Douglas Munro, America's Bering Sea Cutter. So far Vietnam has received one and is about to receive John Midgett. (Yes we currently have both a USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) and a USCGC Munro (WMSL-755). To use this banner, please see the full instructions. She is one of twelve Hamilton-class cutters built for the Coast Guard. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro has a new commanding officer. Captain Gatewood is married 30 years to the former Karen Jackson. USCGC Rush (WHEC-723) was a United States Coast Guard high endurance Hamilton-class cutter that before being decommissioned was based out of USCG Base Sand Island, Honolulu, Hawaii, and performed regular patrols of Alaskan waters and the Bering Sea. The FRAM 378s potentially could carry more Harpoon missiles than the Navy frigates. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Ships, a project to improve all Ship-related articles.If you would like to help improve this and other articles, please join the project, or contribute to the project discussion.All interested editors are welcome. have my plank owners certificate from cgc matinicus she has been decommissioned. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) was a United States Coast Guard Hamilton-class high endurance cutter based out of Seattle, Washington. The Navy League annually presents the Munro award recognizing an outstanding Coast Guard enlisted member. A true Coast Guard family; their son, Nicholas, and daughter-in-law, Brittney, both serving active duty, are stationed at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California, and their youngest son Zachary is currently serving at Coast Guard Base Charleston, South Carolina. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) (photo : Wiki) US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz confirmed that the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) completed it's final mission earlier this month and had returned home in preparation for decommissioning next month in August. And the decommissioning of the Mellon or the USCGC Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) after it provide the last opportunities to do so. –an eight cell ASROC launcher (which also became their Harpoon launcher), USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719) was a United States Coast Guard high endurance cutter based out of San Diego, California. Ought to look great. CGC MUNRO (WHEC 724) is scheduled to remain in service until 2022. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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