The Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) built by Ingalls Shipbuilding is the centerpiece of the U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet, capable of executing the most challenging operations in support of maritime homeland security and defense missions. The multi mission flexibility of this platform enables the ship and crew to fulfill any of the Coast Guards Statutory missions from Humanitarian Aid to Law Enforcement and National Defense. The ship meets all current Coast Guard needs with room for growth.
NSCs have several features that enhance overall mission performance, including, CODAG propulsion for faster speeds, stern ramp launch and recovery for a combination of small boats 7 – 11 meters in length, and a very large flight deck with two hangars to accommodate helicopters or VUAVs. Habitability was designed to provide the crew of 120 personnel with improved Quality of Life which includes stateroom berthing, lounges and fitness center. NSCs have the latest technologically advanced Command & Control electronics suite along with the Coast Guards most capable weapons platform which includes the BOFORs 57mm main gun and CIWS. These Legend Class Cutters have 60 day endurance with a range of 12,000 nautical miles.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches Fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter
Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), Hamilton(WMSL 753), on Saturday.
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