USCGC Richard Etheridge (WPC-1102)
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Pre-commissioning photo of the future
USCGC Richard Etheridge, moving to another mooring as her final equipment is added.
|Name:||USCGC Richard Etheridge (WPC-1102)|
|Operator:||United States Coast Guard|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Launched:||August 18, 2011|
|Acquired:||May 26, 2012|
|Commissioned:||August 3, 2012|
|Class and 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 and landing
|1 × Short Range Prosecutor RHIB|
|Complement:||2 officers, 20 crew|
|L-3 C4ISR suite|
|Armament:||1 × Mk 38 Mod 2 25 mm automatic gun
4 × crew-served Browning M2 machine guns
The Richard Etheridge was launched in August 2011.
Like the other ships of her class the Richard Etheridge is named after a heroic enlisted member of the Coast Guard.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to USCGC Richard Etheridge (WPC 1102).|
- "Bollinger Built Fast Response Cutter Undergoes Sea Trials". Maritime Executive. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
The vessel, now known as BERNARD C. WEBBER, was launched on April 21 and first got underway on November 27th to begin builder’s trials. The builder’s trials will include pier side and underway machinery and equipment tests including propulsion, command control and navigation. After successful builder’s trials WEBBER will prepare for acceptance trails by the Coast Guard, prior to its January 2012 delivery.mirror
- "USCG: Acquisition Directorate Newsroom - Lead Fast Response Cutter Delivered to the Coast Guard". uscg.mil. May 30, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
- 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.
- "Acquisition Update: Second Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter Contract Option Awarded". United States Coast Guard. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- "Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine and Marijuana". Maritime Executive. 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge, a 154-foot Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter homeported at Sector Miami, offload approximately 1,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of $23 million, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, March 17, 2014.
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