Cutter USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757)

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Classification

Ship class:
Type:
type: Cutter

Basic information

Namesake:
All members of the Midgett family who have served in the United States Life-Saving Service, United States Lighthouse Service, and/or the U.S. Coast Guard.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
303868000

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 nm

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 Midgett (WMSL-757) is the eighth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard and will be stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. The cutter is being constructed by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division and is scheduled for delivery to the Coast Guard in 2019. It is named in honor of all members of the Midgett family who have served in the United States Life-Saving Service, United States Lighthouse Service, and/or the U.S. Coast Guard. Seven members of the Midgett family have been awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal including John Allen Midgett Jr. and Rasmus Midgett.

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