USCGC Alert (WMEC-630)

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USCGC Alert (WMEC-630)
USCGC Alert (WMEC-630)
Career (USCG)
Builder: United States Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland
Laid down: 5 January 1968
Commissioned: 4 August 1969
Homeport: Astoria, Oregon
Motto: Rescue, Enforce, Defend
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Displacement: 759 tons
Length: 210 ft 6 in (64.16 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Draught: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) max
Propulsion: 2 x V16 2550 horsepower ALCO diesel engines
Speed: max 18 knots; 2,700 mile range
Range: cruise 14 knots; 6,100 mile range
Complement: 12 officers, 63 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
2 x AN/SPS-64
Armament: 1 x Mk 38 25mm machine gun
2 x M2HB .50 caliber machine gun
Aircraft carried: HH-65 Dolphin

USCGC Alert (WMEC-630) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter and is the last 210-foot (64 m) medium endurance cutter constructed. The keel was laid on 5 January 1968 at the United States Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, Maryland, and she was commissioned on Coast Guard Day, 4 August 1969. Alert derives her name from the early 19th century revenue cutter USRC Alert, which served in the early days of the Revenue Cutter Service.

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USCGC Alert (WMEC-630)