If you have any administrative questions or concerns, please contact: YN1 Dodge Phone:(510)437-5800
If you have any questions or concerns that haven't been answered by others please contact:
Command Senior Chief: David Stephens Phone:(510)437-5383 Cell:(617)620-4302
Ombudsman: Ashley Meador Phone: (707) 888-6536
We hope you are excited by the prospect of sailing on the newest major cutter in the fleet. As the plank-owner crew, we are honored to carry on CAPT Stratton's legacy and look forward to living up to her reputation. As we continue the work to bring STRATTON to full operational status, we are reminded of CAPT Stratton's greatest accomplishments which centered on the SPARs. Over the next year, we will complete various installations, training evolutions, operational testing and evaluations.
STRATTON's primary missions include Law Enforcement (Counter Narcotics and Living Marine Resources), Search and Rescue, Defense Operations and Homeland Security. We expect to reach a full operational capability in the spring of 2013. Between now and then, there will be underway Operational Test and Evaluation periods, an extended dockside period to complete the installation of new equipment, and an intensive Tailored Ship Training Availability to complete the work up cycle for deployments in 2013.
STRATTON is designed and fully capable of worldwide deployment in support of Homeland Security and Combatant Commander objectives. Regular Pacific Theatre port calls include Los Angeles, San Diego, Kodiak, and Honolulu as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
|Crew Capacity||109-143 Depending on Mission|
|Displacement||4,500 Long Tons|
|Max Sustained Speed||28 Knots|
|Range||12,000 Nautical Miles|
|Propulsion||CODAG, 1 Gas Turbine (30K HP), 2 Diesels (10K HP ea)|
|Aircraft||MH-65C or MH 60T|
|Small Boats||2 Short Rang Prosecutor and 1 Over the Horizon RHI|
|Armament||57mm Bofors gun, CWIS 1B, SRBOC, NULKA, MZ .50 Caliber|
|Sensors||X and S band radar, 3D air search radar, SPQ-9B radar, SLQ-32|
BM, DC, EM, ET, FS, GM, HS, IS, IT, MK, ME, OS, SK, YN.
Primary responsibilities of an SN/SA will be qualifying in Lookout and Helmsman, damage control procedures and may include Helicopter tie-down and Cutter Rescue Swimmer. They will also participate in operations of the deck division such as small boat maintenance, painting, general cleaning, boarding team member, boat crewmember, line-handler and mess-cook.
Primary responsibilities of an FN/FA will be qualifying as an engineering watchstander, performing maintenance and repair of mechanical systems (Main propulsion, Auxiliary systems), qualifying in damage control procedures, mess-cooking, general cleaning, small boat engineer, and boarding team member.
If Cutter is Underway:
Maintain contact with your sponsor to arrange where and when you should report. Contact BSU Alameda OOD (510) 453-6903 if you have any difficulties. When reporting to BSU Alameda with a personal vehicle, be sure to bring your military ID, driver's license, vehicle registration, valid insurance card.
If reporting within the United States, Service Dress Blue (SDB) is required. If reporting to the unit in a foreign port, neat and presentable civilian clothing is authorized.
Personal Space and Storage:
Berthing areas are equiped with heads and racks for either four, six or eight people in each space. There is limited personal storage space in berthing areas including one gym locker with additional lock box, limited storage space beneath bottom rack (no coffin rack storage), and a sea bag locker.