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282-foot Medium Endurance Cutter (WMEC)

The United States Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley (WMEC-39) is a former U.S. Navy vessel that was recommissioned for Coast Guard duty on July 10, 1999. The cutter was named after author and journalist Alex Haley.


Number in Service: 1
Length: 282 ft
Beam: 50 ft
Displacement: 3000 tons
Power Plant: 4 Caterpillar Diesels,
2 shafts CPP,
Bow Thruster
Commissioned: 1971
(Recommissioned) 1999

282-foot WMECs in Service:

CGC Alex Haley
Last Modified 4/11/2014