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USCGC Drummond

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Coast Guard Cutter Drummond

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Coast Guard Cutter Drummond (WPB-1323)

Welcome aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter DRUMMOND (WPB 1323).  The ship is named for Drummond Island, Michigan.

History: 

The 110' Island-class patrol boats are a U.S. Coast Guard modification of a highly successful British-designed patrol boat. With excellent range and seakeeping capabilities, the Island class, all named after U.S. islands, replaced the older 95-foot Cape-class cutters. These cutters are equipped with advanced electronics and navigation equipment and are used on the front lines of the Coast Guard's Maritime Homeland Security, Migrant Interdiction, Fisheries Enforcement, and Search-and-Rescue missions. 

USCGC DRUMMOND (WPB-1323) is an Island-class patrol boat of the United States Coast Guard. The cutter is named for Drummond Island, Michigan. DRUMMOND was commissioned October 19, 1988 at Bollinger Shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana, and is currently homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico. With a top speed in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) and a cruising speed of 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph), the ship is capable of enduring unsupported operations for six days and accommodates three officers and fifteen enlisted personnel.

Originally homeported in Port Canaveral, Florida, DRUMMOND’s home port was changed to Key West in the summer of 2002 and Miami in 2008.  Finally, DRUMMOND was moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico in May of 2013 to provide Sector San Juan with a full complement of seven patrol boats and to make room for the new Fast Response Cutters in Miami.

Typical patrols in Puerto Rico’s area of operations involve search and rescue, alien migrant interdiction operations, fisheries law enforcement, counter narcotics operations, and enforcement of other laws and treaties.

Awards:

Since commissioning, DRUMMOND has served in the U.S. Coast Guard’s busiest District and has been decorated for involvement in a variety of operations. In 1992 and 1994, DRUMMOND was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation for safely interdicting over 20,502 Haitian migrants at sea with other U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy units.  In 2005, DRUMMOND was again awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation for stemming the illegal flow of Cuban migrants into the Florida Straits.

Billet Structure:

Commanding Officer- LT Executive Officer - LTJG
Engineering Dept Operations Dept Deck Dept
Eng Petty Officer - MKC Ops Petty Officer - BM1 First Lieutenant - BM1
Asst. Petty Officer - EM1 Ship's Cook - FS2 Asst First Lieutenant - BM2
Main Prop Asst - MK2 Ops Department - BM3 Gunner's Mate - GM2
Aux. Assistance - MK3 Seaman (3)
Fireman

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Contact Information/Cutter Landline:                                
Tel. (787) 729 - 4389/90                                           
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Everyday the United State Coast Guard goes to work to make a difference to America. In fact, at the end of any average day, the Coast Guard has...

-Save 14 Lives

-Conducted 180 Search and Rescue Missions

-Kept $7 million worth of narcotics from hitting American streets

-Responded to 32 oil spills or hazardous chemical releases

-Stopped hundreds of illegal migrants from setting out on the ocean, and compassionately enforced American law for those who do set out

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Last Modified 5/28/2014