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Eastern Shore Native To Command New Coast Guard Ship

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PORTSMOUTH, VA, - Captain Doug Fears, a native of Maryland's Eastern Shore, has been tabbed to be the commander of a new Coast Guard Cutter. The CG Cutter Hamilton will be commissioned Saturday at the Port of Charleston-Union Pier Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina.


The Hamilton is named after Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury and the driving force behind the establishment of the Revenue Cutter Service, a precursor to the modern U.S. Coast Guard. This cutter is the sixth U.S. Coast Guard cutter that bears the name Hamilton. The first was the 75-foot U.S. Revenue Cutter Hamilton, commissioned in 1830.

Hamilton is the Coast Guard's fourth 418-foot Legend-Class National Security Cutter and the first of its class to be homeported on the East Coast. The NSC is the most technologically sophisticated cutter in the Coast Guard fleet, capable of performing homeland security, law enforcement and national defense missions around the globe, but operations will be focused predominantly in the Western Hemisphere. The cutter is 418 feet long, has a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles and patrol endurance in excess of 90 days.  


Capt. Fears will lead a crew of 119 aboard the Hamilton.



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