Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches Fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter | Coast Guard News

PASCAGOULA, Miss – Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC),Hamilton (WMSL 753), on Saturday.

“Launching a ship involves quite a bit of logistics, and our team pulled this off in a very safe and efficient manner,” said Ingalls’ NSC Program Manager Jim French. “It’s a weeklong process to first translate the ship across land into our floating drydock and then going through an extensive ship-wide check-out process to launch. The team’s performance was outstanding, and now we can focus on completing the ship and getting her to the Coast Guard next year.”

Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753), on Aug 10. Photo by Steve Blount
Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753), on Aug 10. Photo by Steve Blount

NSCs are the flagship of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, designed to replace the 378-foot Hamilton-class High-Endurance Cutters, which entered service during the 1960s. Ingalls has delivered three.

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