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HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau arrived at its new homeport of Honolulu, Dec. 31.
The 378-foot Hamiltion-class cutter is being relocated from Alameda, Calif., to replace the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, which was taken out of active service in October. A change of command ceremony took place in November and marked the official transfer of crews between Morgenthau and Jarvis.
Jarvis now resides in Alameda, where it is being prepared for transfer under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
The 43-year-old Morgenthau and the other 378-foot, high endurance cutters in the fleet are being replaced by the Legend-class, National Security Cutters. The NSC's are better equipped, more durable, safer, and more efficient than their predecessor. These new cutters will allow the Coast Guard to deliver its unique blend of military capability, law enforcement authority, and lifesaving expertise wherever needed to protect American interests, today and for decades to come.