USCGC Thetis (WMEC-910)

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USCGC Thetis (WMEC-910)
USCGC Thetis (WMEC-910)
 United States
Name: USCGC Thetis
Namesake: Thetis
Builder: Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Rhode Island
Laid down: August 24, 1984
Launched: April 29, 1986
Commissioned: June 30, 1989
Homeport: Key West, Florida
Motto: Improvise - Adapt - Overcome
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Famous-class cutter
Displacement: 1,800 long tons (1,829 t)
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draught: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Two turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines
Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)
Range: 9,900 nautical miles (18,300 km; 11,400 mi)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 × Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Interceptor
  • 1 × RHI with twin 90 HP outboard engines
Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 (receive only)
Aircraft carried:

USCGC Thetis (WMEC-910) is a United States Coast Guard Famous-class medium endurance cutter. She is the 10th ship of the Famous Class cutters designed and built for the U.S. Coast Guard and the 3rd vessel to bear the name.[1] Laid down August 24, 1984 by Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated of Middletown, Rhode Island. She was launched April 29, 1986 and named for the Greek goddess Thetis, the mother of Achilles. She was commissioned on June 30, 1989. Thetis conducts patrols throughout the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Her homeport is Key West, Florida[1]

Her duties include law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security, and national defense.[1] Patrols last anywhere up to two to three months.

As part of Operation Martillo, the Thetis conducted drug interdiction missions in the Eastern Pacific, along the coasts of Central and South America.[2] Its 68-day patrol netted 15,000 pounds of cocaine and other illegal narcotics.[3]


External links[edit]

Media related to USCGC Thetis (WMEC-910) at Wikimedia Commons

Thetis underway near Jacksonville, Florida, May 2009