Cutter USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750)

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Classification

Ship class:
Type:
type: Cutter

Basic information

Namesake:
Ellsworth Price Bertholf (7 April 1866 – 11 November 1921) was a Congressional Gold Medal recipient who later served as the fourth Captain-Commandant of the United States Revenue Cutter Service and because of the change in the name of the agency, the fourth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
369980000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
4400 t
Length:
127 m
Beam:
16 m
Draught:
6.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODAG
  • 2 * 7,400 kW (9,900 hp) MTU 20V 1163 diesels
  • 1 * 22 MW (30,000 hp) LM2500 gas turbine engine
  • Bow thruster
Speed:
28 knots
Range:
12,000 nautical miles (22,000 km; 14,000 mi)

Crew

Complement:
113
Capacity:
167

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:

To facilitate intercept missions, the Legend class can carry and launch both the Short Range Prosecutor (7-meter) and the Long Range Interceptor rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) (11-meter).

Armor:

Ballistic protection for main gun

Electronics:
  • EADS 3D TRS-16 AN/SPS-75 Air Search Radar
  • SPQ-9B Fire Control Radar
  • AN/SPS-73 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2
  • AN/UPX-29A IFF
  • AN/URN-25 TACAN
  • MK 46 Mod 1 Optical Sighting System (WMSL 750 — 753)
  • MK 20 Mod 0 Electro-Optical Sighting System (WMSL 754 — 758)
  • Furuno X and S-band radars
  • Components of the Lockheed Martin COMBATSS-21 combat management system
  • Link-11 communication system
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
  • 2 * SRBOC/ 2 * NULKA countermeasures chaff/rapid decoy launchers
Armament:
  • 1 * MK 110 57mm gun a variant of the Bofors 57 mm gun and Gunfire Control System
  • 1 * 20 mm Block 1B Baseline 2 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System
  • 4 * crew-served .50 caliber (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine guns
  • 2 * crew-served M240B 7.62 mm machine guns
  • Designed for but not with additional weapons and sensors
Aircraft:
  • 2 * MH-65C Dolphin MCH
  • or 4 * Vertical Takeoff — Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VUAV)
  • or 1 * MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 2 * VUAV
  • Double hangar
  • Flight deck (15 m * 24 m)

USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750) is the first Legend class maritime security cutter of the United States Coast Guard. She is named for Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf, fourth Commandant of both the Revenue Cutter Service and Coast Guard.

In 2005, construction began at Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched on September 29, 2006, christened November 11, 2006, and commissioned on August 4, 2008. The cutter's home port is Alameda, California. Bertholf was the first to fire the Bofors 57 mm gun aboard a U.S. vessel on the 11th of February 2008.

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