USCGC Waesche (WMSL-751)

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USCGC Waesche by Yerba Buena Island.jpg
Waesche arriving in San Francisco Bay, February 28, 2010
Career (U.S.)
Namesake: Russell R. Waesche
Ordered: January 2001
Builder: Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: September 11, 2006
Launched: July 12, 2008
Sponsored by: Marilla Waesche Pivonka
Commissioned: May 7, 2010
Motto: "Strength Endurance Service"
Status: Commissioned
USCGC Waesche emblem.jpg
General characteristics
Displacement: 4,306 long tons (4,375 t)
Length: 418 ft (127 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Draft: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: Combined diesel and gas
Speed: 28+ knots
Range: 12,000 nm
Endurance: 60 days
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System
2 SRBOC/ 2 NULKA countermeasures chaff/rapid decoy launcher
Armament: 57 mm gun and Gunfire Control System
Close-In Weapons System
4 50 Caliber Machine Guns
2 M240B 7.62mm Light Machine Guns
Aircraft carried: (2) MH-65C Dolphin, or (4) VUAV or (1) MCH and (2) VUAV

USCGC Waesche (WMSL-751) is the second Legend-class National Security Cutter of the United States Coast Guard.

Waesche is named for Coast Guard Admiral Russell R. Waesche (1886–1946). Waesche graduated from the United States Revenue Cutter Service School of Instruction in 1906, was commissioned an ensign, and then served with distinction in a succession of diverse and increasingly responsible Coast Guard assignments at sea and ashore.[1] He served as Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1936 to 1945 during a tumultuous and eventful period in the life of the service, and was the first member of the Coast Guard to achieve the rank of admiral.[2]

Construction began in 2006 by Northrop Grumman's Ship System Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

On November 6, 2009 the Coast Guard took delivery of the Waesche.[3] She arrived at her homeport at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California on February 28, 2010 [4] and was commissioned on May 7, 2010.[5]

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  1. ^ "USCG: Acquisition Directorate (CG-9)". Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Russell R. Waesche, Sr., USCG". Retrieved 2011-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Coast Guard takes delivery of cutter Waesche". Navy Times. 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  4. ^ USCG Celebration! - Coast Guard's newest cutter arrives this weekend to new homeport, here in San Francisco Bay - Welcome USCGC Waesche!, Sam Spade's San Francisco, February 27, 2010
  5. ^ She is currently home ported at Alameda, California. USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) May 2010 Commissioning Ceremony - Navy League of the United States. Retrieved 2010-02-28.

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