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USCGC SHERMAN, WHEC-720, high endurance cutter, USCG
Code Number:
MYCV01P08_17.1698
Title:
USCGC SHERMAN, WHEC-720, high endurance cutter, USCG
Namesake: John Sherman
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Laid down: 25/01/1967
Launched: 23/09/1967
Commissioned: 3/09/1968
Recommissioned: July 1989
Decommissioned: May 1986
Homeport: San Diego, California
Motto: "Honorable and Faithful"
Honors and awards: Golden Eagle award by White House Drug Czar
Displacement: 3,250 tons
Length: 115 meters (378 feet)
Beam: 13 meters (43 feet)
Draft: 4.6 meters (15 feet)
Propulsion: 2x diesel engines and 2x gas turbine engines
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 14,000 miles
Endurance: 45 days
Complement: 167 personnel
Sensors and processing systems: AN/SPS-40 air-search radar
Armament: Otobreda 76 mm, Phalanx CIWS

In July 2001, Sherman became the first Coast Guard cutter to circumnavigate the world.
Keywords:
Coast Guard, Military, Maritime
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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