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HII’s Richard Schenk: Coast Guard Cutter “˜Hamilton’ Ready for Service

HII's Richard Schenk: Coast Guard Cutter “˜Hamilton' Ready for Service - top government contractors - best government contracting event

R-SchenkHuntington Ingalls Industries has completed a series of acceptance sea trials for the fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, named “Hamilton.“

Richard Schenk, Huntington Ingalls’ vice president of program management and test and trials, said Monday “the ship is ready to enter the service and start performing key Coast Guard missions.”

The company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division performed several tests on Hamilton's shipboard systems during a two-day underway period in the Gulf of Mexico.

“It’s another great shipbuilding day, bringing NSC 4 back to Ingalls after very successful acceptance trials,” said Jim French, Ingalls’ NSC program manager.

Ingalls’ team also tested the propulsion, anchor handling, steering and combat systems.

The cutter is set for delivery in September and commissioning on Dec. 6 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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