USCGC Northland (WMEC-904)

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USCGC Northland WMEC-904
USCGC Northland (WMEC-904)
Career (USCG)
Builder: Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Washington
Laid down: 1981
Launched: 1982
Commissioned: December 17, 1984
Homeport: Portsmouth, Virginia
Motto: From Aztec Shore to Arctic Zone
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,800 tons
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draught: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Twin turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines
Speed: 19.5 knots
Range: 9,900 miles
Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 (receive only)
Armament: 1 OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
2 x .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine gun
Aircraft carried: HH-65 Dolphin
HH-60 Jayhawk
MH-68 Stingray

USCGC Northland (WMEC-904) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Her keel was laid down in 1981 and she was launched in 1982 by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Washington. She was commissioned on December 17, 1984.

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The USCGC Northland is the second cutter to carry that name and the fourth of the thirteen Famous Class cutters currently serving in the WMEC- 270' fleet. Northland is home ported in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Northland has many missions including Search and rescue, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Defense Operations. Northland's crew is composed of officers and enlisted personnel with a large variety of different Coast Guard rates. Northland's primary area of operation includes but is not limited to the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico.[1]

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