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Decommissioning watch: USCGC WHECs (Hamilton-Class)
« on: May 26, 2017, 12:37:56 AM »
WHEC disposal schedule from OFFICE OF SHIP DISPOSAL PROGRAMS (Dec 2016 Report). {pg14 of pdf}

From the US Homeland Security “FY2018 Budget in Brief”, which the US Coast Guard is part of; Page 56 of the PDF has this :
FY 2018 Major Decreases:
• Decommissioning of Legacy Assets............................................ ($14.1M) (129 FTE)
Decommissions one 378-foot high endurance cutter, three 110-foot patrol boats, and
one HC-130H aircraft in line with the Coast Guard decommissioning plan; and
Thanks to Cmdr Chuck Hill's blog for this lead.
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Re: Decommissioning watch: USCGC WHECs (Hamilton-Class)
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 02:47:07 PM »
Looks like the effort by former USCG members to try to preserve one Hamilton class cutter has failed.  The group has found out that the US government is determined to sell all of the remaining Hamiltons.

(Indirectly, it also appears that one of the Hamiltons becoming a parts hulk might also be out of the question.)