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Title: CSB 8020 - ex-USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: dr demented on February 24, 2017, 07:55:45 AM
Taken from the USCG Hawaii Pacifc Twitter page:

Morgenthau's crews have seen operations worldwide. Morgenthau was commissioned in 1969 and will be decommissioned in April 2017. Over the next few days we'll share with you images and thoughts of the cutter's first crew and the last #722Remembers

No word yet on the ship's final disposition.
Title: Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: aris_glock40 on February 25, 2017, 04:12:20 PM
USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722) final approach and mooring in Honolulu Feb. 21, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Ensign Brandon Newman/Released)

Title: Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: dr demented on April 13, 2017, 09:33:42 AM
USCGC Morgenthau was placed into In Commission -- Special Status at the end of March.

Am trying to confirm a report that the ship will officially decommission on April 18, 2017.

ALCOAST 100/17

1. On 31 Mar 2017, after 48 years of faithful service to our nation, CGC MORGENTHAU transitioned into commission special status. Throughout her service, CGC MORGENTHAU embodied and defended her motto, the Pride of the Pacific.

2. Named in honor of Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr., who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, WHEC 722 was the eighth ship in the Hamilton Class cutter fleet. CGC MORGENTHAU launched from Avondale Shipyards in Louisiana and was commissioned on 10 Mar 1969 at New Orleans, LA. CGC MORGENTHAU was first homeported at Governors Island, New York, and remained there until 1977 when she changed homeport to Alameda, CA. After more than thirty-five years of enforcing arctic fisheries, counter-narcotics and search and rescue, MORGENTHAU changed homeport for a final time to Honolulu, HI, in 2012.

3. Throughout her distinguished career, MORGENTHAU served in both domestic and international theaters, flexing her might in the dynamic and austere environments from the Caribbean Sea, South China Sea, and Persian Gulf, to the North Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Bering Sea. As her time in the Coast Guard fleet comes to a close, MORGENTHAU will be remembered as an ambassador for global maritime cooperation, a combatant of narco-terrorism, protector of living marine resources (LMR), and safe haven for those in distress.

4. CGC MORGENTHAU leaves a long proud legacy of honorable service to her country. In 1970, CGC MORGENTHAU transited to Vietnam and participated in the Navy's effort to stop troops and supplies from flowing by sea from North Vietnam to South Vietnam called Operation Market Time. In April 1971, MORGENTHAU tracked and shadowed a North Vietnamese trawler that attempted to resupply the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong, engaged in a two-hour battle against the trawler and finally destroyed the ship. MORGENTHAU was awarded numerous awards for that action to include the Navy Combat Action Ribbon. In 1977, MORGENTHAU became the first cutter to have women permanently assigned aboard. In 1996, MORGENTHAU was the first Coast Guard Cutter to deploy to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Vigilant Sentinel. While in the Persian Gulf, MORGENTHAU enforced compliance with United Nations sanctions. In 2001, MORGENTHAU seized $32 million worth of cocaine during a patrol off the coast of Mexico. Additionally in 2001, MORGENTHAU detected a Russian vessel fishing in U.S. waters and pursued the vessel up to the Russian territorial sea which resulted in a joint law enforcement action by both countries which enhanced law enforcement actions between both nations.

5. During CGC MORGENTHAU's last years of service, MORGENTHAU continued support to LMR patrols in the Bering Sea, counter-narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific and built partnerships and interoperability with Canada and Mexico as part of Operation Green Flash. MORGENTHAU was also nominated for the 2014 Lucas Plaque for its outstanding achievement and contribution to the CG Naval Engineering Program.

6. To current and past CGC MORGENTHAU crews, plank owners, shellbacks (Golden, Emerald, Horned, or otherwise), subjects of the Golden Dragon, Blue Noses, and even Pollywogs: well done. Throughout 48 years of service, CGC MORGENTHAU and her crews admirably served the Coast Guard and the Nation. Congratulations and Bravo Zulu.

7. ADM Paul Zukunft, Commandant, sends.

8. Internet release is authorized.

Title: Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: dr demented on April 18, 2017, 10:25:56 PM
The buzz on the FB honeypot.

USCGC Morgenthau decommissions today, April 18, 2017.

According to the DSCA EDA database, the ship will go to Vietnam.  Vietnam requested 3 Hamiltons, and got this one.
Title: Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: 40niner on May 21, 2017, 08:34:42 AM
WHEC disposal schedule from OFFICE OF SHIP DISPOSAL PROGRAMS (Dec 2016 Report ( {pg14 of pdf}

IMAGE rehosted due to new Photobucket's paid-subscription policy
Title: Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: dr demented on May 26, 2017, 09:44:08 PM
USCGC Morgenthau was officially turned over to the Vietnam Coast Guard on Thursday, May 26, 2017, along with 6 new build patrol boats.

U.S. Delivers Patrol Boats, Cutter to Vietnam

Six new military patrol boats built by Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark have been delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard.

The welded-aluminum Metal Shark 45-foot Defiant pilothouse patrol vessels were provided to Vietnam by the United States in a historic move that underscores the increased security cooperation between the two nations. The vessels were officially handed over by U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius to the Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday in the province of Quang Nam.

The boats will be employed by the Vietnam Coast Guard on law enforcement missions focused on smuggling, illicit trafficking, piracy and illegal fishing, according to a statement by the U.S. Embassy. The move comes amid on-going tension in the disputed South China Sea.

“Vietnam’s future prosperity depends upon a stable and peaceful maritime environment,” said Osius at the handover ceremony. “The United States and the rest of the international community also benefit from regional stability, which is why we are here today, and it is why we are very pleased to be working together with the Vietnam Coast Guard.”

The vessels, which were built at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana waterfront shipyard complex, are powered with twin Cat C-9 diesel engines mated to Hamilton water jets. Urethane-sheathed, closed-cell foam collars by Wing provide impact protection during alongside maneuvers or while docking.

Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high endurance cutter USCGC Morgenthau to the Vietnam Coast Guard during a ceremony in Honolulu, on Thursday.

The ship, which will be renamed CSB 8020, is expected to improve the Vietnam coast guard’s maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations and conduct search and rescue and other humanitarian response operations.

"This cutter provides a concrete and significant symbol of the U.S. - Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership," said U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael J. Haycock, assistant commandant for acquisition and chief acquisition officer. "The Coast Guard is honored to see this vessel continue to preserve global peace and prosperity as a part of the Vietnam coast guard."

The CSB 8020 was transferred to the Vietnam Coast Guard from the U.S. Government through the Excess Defense Articles program, a program that offers excess military equipment to U.S. allies in support of their military and security modernization efforts.
Title: Re: Hamilton-class cutter transferred to Vietnam coast guard
Post by: Ayoshi on May 28, 2017, 02:39:45 AM
Hamilton-class cutter transferred to Vietnam coast guard
Title: Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: 40niner on October 06, 2017, 08:18:36 AM
ex-CGC Morgenthau, now Vietnam Coast Guard (CSB 8020)
Photo taken by Paul Hanke and posted at Fred's Place Tribute Group (FB Group)
at Honolulu Harbor, Oct 4, 2017
Title: Re: CSB 8020 - ex-USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: adroth on December 10, 2017, 02:22:32 AM
PCG personnel welcomes “CSB 8020” (former United States Coast Guard Morgenthau), a 115-meter Vietnam Government vessel donated by the US government during the low key arrival ceremony at the Headquarters Coast Guard Surface Support Force, Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila this morning, December 9, 2017.
Photo courtesy (ASN Bokingkito PCG)




Title: Re: CSB 8020 - ex-USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: Ayoshi on December 12, 2017, 06:37:50 AM
YouTube video

Title: Re: CSB 8020 - ex-USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
Post by: dr demented on January 04, 2018, 03:03:48 PM

Vietnam’s ex-US Coast Guard cutter arrives home
Ridzwan Rahmat - Jane's Navy International
03 January 2018

Key Points

    The Vietnam Coast Guard’s largest vessel has now arrived in-country
    The platform, which was once deployed by the United States to provide gunfire support in the Vietnam War, will now enforce Hanoi’s claims in the South China Sea

The Vietnam Coast Guard’s (Canh Sát Bin Vit Nam: CSBV) ex-Hamilton-class high-endurance cutter that was previously in service with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has arrived in-country.

The vessel, which was formerly known as USCG Morgenthau (WHEC 722), departed Honolulu in November 2017, and arrived in Vung Tau, Vietnam on 15 December 2017, according to a vessel movement analysis by Jane’s . On its journey to home, the 115 m ship, which now bears the pennant number 8020, made a port call in Manila on 12 December.

CSB-8020 was officially handed over to Vietnam in May 2017. However the vessel, and a pioneering crew of Vietnamese personnel, remained in Hawaii in the ensuing months to conduct familiarisation and training activities with USCG officials. CSB-8020 is now the largest vessel in service with the CSBV.

The Hamilton class has an overall length of 115.2 m, an overall beam of 13.1 m, and a hull draught of 6.1 m. The cutter has a top speed of 29 kt, a standard range of 9,600 n miles (17,779 km) at 15 kt, and can accommodate a crew of 162 including 19 officers, and one helicopter on the flight deck.

While in USCG service, ex- Morgenthau was armed with one 76 mm naval gun as a primary weapon, two Orbital M242 Bushmaster dual-feed chain guns, and one 20 mm Raytheon close-in weapon system (CIWS). The ship was deployed for naval gunfire support (NGFS) missions in the Vietnam War.