USCGC Forward (WMEC-911)
USCGC Forward (WMEC-911) in 1992.
|Builder:||Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|Acquired:||4 August 1990|
|Motto:||Ever the Sentinel|
|Class and type:||Famous-class cutter|
|Displacement:||1,800 long tons (1,829 t)|
|Length:||270 ft (82 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft (12 m)|
|Draft:||14.5 ft (4.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Twin turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines|
|Speed:||19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|Complement:||100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)|
USCGC Forward (WMEC-911) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Named for Walter Forward, fifteenth United States Secretary of the Treasury, she was constructed by Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, Rhode Island was delivered in May 1989, and commissioned 4 August 1990. USCGC Forward (WMEC-911) and USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) were commissioned in a joint ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia.
On 12 January 2010, USCGC Forward was at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base when the 2010 Haiti earthquake occurred. She was ordered to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts, and was the first American vessel to arrive in Port-au-Prince the following morning.
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