Midgett (WMSL 757) joins Bertholf, Waesche, Stratton, Hamilton, James, Munro and Kimball as the eighth Legend-class National Security Cutter built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The Legend-class plays an important role in enhancing the Coast Guard’s operational readiness, capacity and effectiveness at a time when the demand for their services has never been greater. A Legend-class cutter carries enough food and consumables to stay at sea for 60 days and has the ability to conduct replenishment and refuel at sea in order to extend patrols.
At 418 feet long, Legend-class National Security Cutters are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s fleet. It is the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutter in the Coast Guard’s fleet, with a robust design, proven operational effectiveness and unmatched C4ISR capability. This enables the cutter to meet the high demand for maritime homeland security, law enforcement, marine safety, environmental protection and national defense missions. National Security Cutters play an important role enhancing the Coast Guard’s operational readiness, capacity and effectiveness at a time when the demand for their services has never been greater.
Length: 418 ft.
Beam: 54 ft.
Displacement: 4,500 long tons
Propulsion: Combined Diesel and Gas
Speed: 28 knots
Range: 12,000 nautical miles
Endurance: 60 days
Armament: 57 mm gun and Gunfire Control System, Phalanx Close-In Weapons System, .50 Caliber Machine Guns, M240B 7.62 Light Machine Guns
Aviation Carried: (2) MCH, or (4) Vertical-Launch Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VUAV) or (1) MCH and (2) VUAV
Stern Launch: Two cutter boats (Long Range Interceptor and/or Short Range Prosecutor)
Electronic Warfare and Decoys: AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System, Two SRBOC/2 NULKA countermeasures chaff rapid decoy launcher
Communications: HF, VHF & UHF
Sensors and Processing Systems: X and S band radar, 3D air search radar, AN/SPQ-9 radar, IFF