New Coast Guard Cutter Charles Moulthrope
January 24, 2021
January 21, 2021 - The commissioning crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) stands proudly on the ship's decks at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia shortly after it was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth.
The Charles Moulthrope is the first of six fast response (FRC) cutters planned for service in Manama, Bahrain. Stationing FRCs in Bahrain supports PATFORSWA, the Coast Guard's largest unit outside of the USA, with a mission to train, organize, equip, support and deploy combat-ready Coast Guard forces in support of Central Command and national security objectives.
PATFORSWA works with Naval Forces Central Command to conduct maritime operations to forward U.S. interests, deter, and counter disruptive countries, defeat violent extremism, and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities to secure the maritime environment in the Central Command area of responsibility.
The cutter is named after Seaman Charles Moulthrope, remembered for heroic and selfless service as a member of the Revenue Cutter Service cutter Commodore Perry, en route to patrol Alaska, when he rescued multiple shipmates who ended up in the sea.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.
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