Cutter Edgar Culbertson Arrives In Galveston
March 27, 2020
March 23, 2020 - The Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson sails into port in Galveston, Texas. It is the Coast Guard's 37th fast response cutter that is designed to perform search and rescue missions, port security, and the interception of smugglers.
She is armed with a remotely-controlled, gyro-stabilized 25 mm autocannon, four crew served M2 Browning machine guns, and light arms. She is equipped with a stern launching ramp, that allows her to launch or retrieve a water-jet propelled high-speed auxiliary boat, without first coming to a stop. Her high-speed boat has over-the-horizon capability, and is useful for inspecting other vessels, and deploying boarding parties.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paige Hause