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U.S. Coast Guard Gunboats and Cruising Cutters - Since WWII

(WHEC, WMEC, WMSL, WMSM)

Most recent update: January 8, 2017.


This table attempts to list all the gunboats and cruising cutters built or acquired by the U.S. Coast Guard since WWII.  If you have any additional data or see any errors, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com  

Type # Name Shipbuilder Location Hull # LDT LOA Delivered Disposition
18 Seaplane Tenders Converted to High-Endurance Cutters (WHEC)
WHEC 370 Casco Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA   2,610 312 1941 Ex-AVP 12, from USN 1949, sunk as target 1969
WHEC 371 Mackinac Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA   2,610 312 1942 Ex-AVP 13, from USN 1949, sunk as target 1969
WHEC 372 Humboldt Boston NSY Charlestown MA   2,610 312 1941 Ex-AVP 21, from USN 1949, scrapped 1969
WHEC 373 Matagorda Boston NSY Charlestown MA   2,610 312 1941 Ex-AVP 22, from USN 1949, sunk as target 1968
WHEC 374 Absecon Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 23, from USN 1948, to Vietnam 1972 as Tham Ngu Lao (HQ 15)
WHEC 375 Chincoteague Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 24, from USN 1948, to Vietnam 1972 as Ly Thoung Kiet (HQ 16), to the Philippines 1975 as Andres Bonifacio (PF 7), struck 1986
WHEC 376 Coos Bay Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 25, from USN 1948, sunk as target 1968
WHEC 377 Rockaway Associated Shipbuilders Seattle WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 29, from USN 1948, scrapped 1973
WHEC 378 Halfmoon Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 26, from USN 1948, scrapped 1970
WHEC 379 Unimak Associated Shipbuilders Seattle WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 31, from USN 1949, scuttled as reef 1989
WHEC 380 Yakutat Associated Shipbuilders Seattle WA   2,610 312 1943 Ex-AVP 32, from USN 1949, to Vietnam 1971 as Tran Nhat Duat (HQ 16)
WHEC 381 Barataria Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1944 Ex-AVP 33, from USN 1948, scrapped 1971
WHEC 382 Bering Strait Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1944 Ex-AVP 34, from USN 1948, to Vietnam 1971 as Tran Quang Khai (HQ 2), to the Philippines 1976 as Diego Silang (PF 9), discarded 1990
WHEC 383 Castle Rock Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1944 Ex-AVP 35, from USN 1948, to Vietnam 1971 as Tran Binh Trong (HQ 5), to the Philippines 1976 as Francisco Dagohoy (PF 10), discarded 1993
WHEC 384 Cook Inlet Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1944 Ex-AVP 36, from USN 1948, to Vietnam 1971 as Tran Quoc Toan (HQ 02), to the Philippines 1976 for parts, scrapped 1982
WHEC 386 Dexter Puget Sound NSY Bremerton WA   2,610 312 1941 Ex-AVP 11, from USN 1946, sunk as target 1968
WHEC 386 McCullough Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1944 Ex-AVP 56, from USN 1948, to Vietnam 1972 as Ngo Kuyen (HQ 17), to the Philippines 1976 as Gregorio del Pilar (PF 8), discarded 1990
WHEC 387 Gresham Lake Washington SY Houghton WA   2,610 312 1944 Ex-AVP 57, from USN 1948, scrapped 1973
12 Hamilton-Class High-Endurance Cutters (WHEC)
WHEC 715 Hamilton Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1062 2,700 378 20-Feb-67 To the Philippines 2011 as Gregorio del Pilar (PF 15)
WHEC 716 Dallas Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1101 2,700 378 1-Oct-67 To the Philippines 2012 as Ramon Alcaraz (PF 16)
WHEC 717 Mellon Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1102 2,700 378 22-Dec-67 Active
WHEC 718 Chase Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1103 2,700 378 1-Mar-68 To Nigeria 2012 as Thunder (F 90)
WHEC 719 Boutwell Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1137 2,700 378 14-Jun-68 To be transferred to the Philippines in 2017
WHEC 720 Sherman Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1138 2,700 378 23-Aug-68 Active
WHEC 721 Gallatin Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1139 2,700 378 20-Dec-68 Active
WHEC 722 Morgenthau Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1177 2,700 378 14-Feb-69 Active
WHEC 723 Rush Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1183 2,700 378 3-Jul-69 To Bangladesh 2015 as Somudra Avijan
WHEC 724 Munro Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1560 2,700 378 10-Sep-71 Active
WHEC 725 Jarvis Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1561 2,700 378 30-Dec-71 To Bangladesh 2013 as Somudra Joy (F 28)
WHEC 726 Midgett Avondale Shipyards New Orleans LA 1562 2,700 378 17-Mar-72 Active
14 Small Naval Auxiliaries Converted to Medium-Endurance Cutters (WMEC)
WMEC 3 Vindicator Tacoma Boat Tacoma WA   2,250 224 1984 Ex-AGOS 3, from USN 1993, to NOAA 2001, active
WMEC 6 Escape Basalt Rock Co. Napa CA   1,897 213 1943 Ex-ARS 6, from USN 1946 as WAT 6, later WMEC 6, scrapped 2009
WMEC 39 Alex Haley Brooke Marine Lowestoft, England   2,592 283 1971 Ex-ATS 1, from USN 1999, active
WMEC 76 Ute United Engineering Alameda CA   1,641 205 1943 Ex-ATF 76, from USN 1981, sunk as target 1988
WMEC 85 Lipan United Engineering Alameda CA   1,641 205 1943 Ex-ATF 85, from USN 1980, sunk as target 1990
WMEC 150 Avoyel Charleston SB Charleston SC   1,641 205 1945 Ex-ATF 150, from USN 1956, sold 1969
WMEC 153 Chilula Charleston SB Charleston SC   1,641 205 1945 Ex-ATF 153, from USN 1956, returned 1993
WMEC 165 Cherokee Bethlehem Steel Staten Island NY   1,641 205 1940 Ex-ATF 66, from USN 1946, sunk as target 1993
WMEC 166 Tamaroa Commercial Iron Works Portland OR   1,641 205 1943 Ex-ATF 95, from USN 1946, now museum in Richmond VA
WMEC 167 Acushnet Basalt Rock Co. Napa CA   1,756 213 1944 Ex-ARS 9, from USN 1946, sold 2011
WMEC 168 Yocona Basalt Rock Co. Napa CA   1,756 213 1944 Ex-ARS 26, from USN 1946, returned 1996
WMEC 194 Modoc Levingston SB Orange TX 361 754 143 1944 Ex-ATA 194, from USN 1959,  1979
WMEC 202 Comanche Gulfport Boiler Port Arthur TX 247 754 143 1944 Ex-ATA 202, from USN 1959,  1980
16 Reliance-Class Medium-Endurance Cutters (WMEC)
WMEC 615 Reliance Todd Houston Houston TX   1,000 210 20-Jun-64 Active
WMEC 616 Diligence Todd Houston Houston TX   1,000 210 26-Aug-64 Active
WMEC 617 Vigilant Todd Houston Houston TX   1,000 210 3-Oct-64 Active
WMEC 618 Active Christy Corp. Sturgeon Bay WI 420 1,000 210 17-Sep-66 Active
WMEC 619 Confidence USCG Yard Baltimore MD   1,000 210 19-Feb-66 Active
WMEC 620 Resolute AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 881 1,000 210 8-Dec-66 Active
WMEC 621 Valiant AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 882 1,000 210 28-Oct-67 Active
WMEC 622 Courageous AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 883 1,000 210 10-Apr-68 To Sri Lanka 2005 as Samudura (P-621)
WMEC 623 Steadfast AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 884 1,000 210 25-Sep-68 Active
WMEC 624 Dauntless AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 885 1,000 210 10-Jun-68 Active
WMEC 625 Venturous USCG Yard Baltimore MD   1,000 210 16-Aug-68 Active
WMEC 626 Dependable AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 886 1,000 210 27-Nov-68 Active
WMEC 627 Vigorous AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 887 1,000 210 2-May-69 Active
WMEC 628 Durable USCG Yard Baltimore MD   1,000 210 8-Dec-67 To Colombia 2003 as Valle del Cauca (44)
WMEC 629 Decisive USCG Yard Baltimore MD   1,000 210 23-Aug-68 Active
WMEC 630 Alert AmShip Lorain Lorain OH 888 1,000 210 4-Aug-69 Active
13 Bear-Class Medium-Endurance Cutters (WMEC)
WMEC 901 Bear Tacoma Boat Tacoma WA   1,200 270 4-Feb-83 Active
WMEC 902 Tampa Tacoma Boat Tacoma WA   1,200 270 16-Mar-84 Active
WMEC 903 Harriet Lane Tacoma Boat Tacoma WA   1,200 270 20-Sep-84 Active
WMEC 904 Northland Tacoma Boat Tacoma WA   1,200 270 17-Dec-84 Active
WMEC 905 Spencer Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 28-Jun-86 Active
WMEC 906 Seneca Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 4-May-87 Active
WMEC 907 Escanaba Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 27-Aug-87 Active
WMEC 908 Tahoma Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 6-Apr-88 Active
WMEC 909 Campbell Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 19-Aug-88 Active
WMEC 910 Thetis Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 30-Jun-89 Active
WMEC 911 Forward Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 4-Aug-90 Active
WMEC 912 Legare Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 4-Aug-90 Active
WMEC 913 Mohawk Derecktor Middletown RI   1,200 270 23-Jul-90 Active
8 Legend-Class Maritime Security Cutters - Large (WMSL) (also known as National Security Cutters)
WMSL 750 Bertholf Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4911 4,200 418 8-May-08 Active
WMSL 751 Waesche Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4912 4,200 418 6-Nov-09 Active
WMSL 752 Stratton Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4913 4,200 418 2-Sep-11 Active
WMSL 753 Hamilton Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4914 4,200 418 15-Sep-14 Active
WMSL 754 James Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4915 4,200 418 5-Jun-15 Active
WMSL 755 Munro Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4916 4,200 418 18-Dec-16 Active
WMSL 756 Kimball Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4917 4,200 418 2018 Building
WMSL 757 Midgett Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4918 4,200 418 2019 Building
WMSL 758   Ingalls Sbldg. Pascagoula MS 4919 4,200 418 2020 Building
25 Maritime Security Cutters - Medium (WMSM) (also known as Offshore Patrol Cutters)
WMSM 915   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2021 Building
WMSM 916   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2022 Option
WMSM 917   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2023 Option
WMSM 918   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2024 Option
WMSM 919   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2025 Option
WMSM 920   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2026 Option
WMSM 921   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2027 Option
WMSM 922   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2028 Option
WMSM 923   Eastern Shipbuilding Panama City FL     265 2029 Option
WMSM 924-939               Planned