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Where in the world are the WHECs?
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:23:50 PM »
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The US Coast Guard built 12 Hamilton Class 378-foot cutters from 1965 to 1971. These are now being replaced by the National Security Cutter and are in the process of being disposed of. This thread index keeps track of where they are now.

Operator                Original Name       Operator's name
                      
United States

            

USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717)
USCGC Munro (WHEC-724)
USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726)
     

n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a 
                      
Philippines

            

USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715)
USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716)
USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
     

BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF-15)
BRP Ramon A Alcaraz (FF-16)
BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17)
                      
Nigeria

     

USCGC Chase (WHEC-718)
USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721)
     

NNS Thunder (F90)
NNS Okpabana (F93)
                      
Bangladesh

     
 

USGC Jarvis (WHEC-725)
USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)
     

BNS Somudra Joy (F28)
BNS Somudra Avijan (F29)
                      
Vietnam

     

USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
     

CSB 8020
                      
Sri Lanka

     

USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720)
     

Xxxx

Bon Voyage FF-17


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Re: Where in the world are the WHECs?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 07:53:46 PM »
In addition to other nations that are possibly looking to acquire the remaining 4 Hamilton class cutters that are still in USCG service, there appears to be at least one non-profit group that is looking to acquire one of the Hamiltons as a museum ship.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/139110530178903/about/

Taken from the group's FB page:

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We are a large group of Coast Guard Veterans in the process of acquiring a 378' High Endurance Cutter to convert into a museum. The response from Veterans all over the country has been overwhelming. We are determined to succeed. We are a non-profit corporation with a board of directors. Our CEOs name is Steve Howard and he is presently with a Coast Guard Attorney in negotiations with Comandante Zukunft and MCPOCG Patton for one of four 378s still in service. MCPOCG Patton is also on the board of directors of the National Coast Guard Museum. He informed me that the museum wanted a 378 to display. The 378 is unique. It was the first warship, in both the Coast Guard  or Navy,  equipped with twin jet turbine engines, bow thrusters, variable pitch props, helicopter flight deck, aluminium superstructure and fly by wire helms. It also had stealth tech, forerunner of Littoral. They served with  distinction in Vietnam as well as their roles in search and rescue and law enforcement. At least on of these ships should be preserved and that is our mission. Won't you please find it in your heart to either volunteer and/or donate. We are getting the paperwork done so that you can deduct your contribution from your taxes. Join us!

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Re: Where in the world are the WHECs?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 08:15:14 PM »
The possible decommissioning date for USCGC Sherman looks to be sometime around March 30, 2018.  Looking for additional confirmation.

http://www.uscgcshermanassociation.com/apps/blog/categories/show/2153935-sherman-event-march-2018

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Jack Schneider shared an email from Captain Steven Wittrock, CO of the Sherman. Jack and I just got off the phone after much discussion about our plans of action. This is a call to action for our Sherman crew(s) interested in the Hawaii Reunion / Decommissioning / 50th Year Anniversary of Sherman's Honorable service: More to come soon! What follows is Captain Whittrocks email concerning our Cutter's near future!:


Greetings from the Arctic.


I thought I would check in and let you know that as of right now we still on track for a decommissioning right at the end of March, probably about the 30th. I believe they are just working to finalize the date.


We have been keeping very busy up here in the Arctic and she is still running well with no lost ops days, thanks to the hard work of the Engineers. At the bottom of the e-mail are a couple of articles on our endeavors up here.


Very respectfully,
Capt S Wittrock
CGC Sherman

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Re: Where in the world are the WHECs?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 12:56:53 AM »

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Re: Where in the world are the WHECs?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 09:38:29 PM »
Still no data about the name of the Sherman in Sri Lankan service

From: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/04/02/storied-coast-guard-ship-retires-after-50-years-service.html

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Commissioned in 1968, the ship is going to Sri Lanka through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, the Coast Guard said.

The Morgenthau, commissioned in 1969, was turned over to Vietnam upon its decommissioning. The Sherman was sent to Honolulu in 2015 to replace the retired cutter Rush. Both the Rush and Jarvis were transferred to Bangladesh.

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