Huntington Ingalls Industries has completed the sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter for the agency to use in maritime security mission.
The Ingalls Shipbuilding division unveiled Munro on Saturday and transported the ship to the floating dry dock aboard Ingalls’ rail car system, Huntington Ingalls said Monday.
Munro scheduled for delivery to the Coast Guard by the end of 2016.
“NSC 6 is the most complete ship at launch, and we accomplished this a week earlier than scheduled,“ said Derek Murphy, Ingalls’ NSC program manager.
Munro is named after Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, a recipient of the Coast Guard’s Medal of Honor who was wounded in 1942 while evacuating a detachment in Guadalcanal.