Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has handed over a sixth company-built national security cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Munro belongs to the military branch’s Legend class and is scheduled for commissioning in Seattle by April 1, 2017, Huntington Ingalls said Friday.
“We have a mission statement in the NSC program that says during the construction of each NSC we will provide the men and women of the United States Coast Guard with the finest ship in their fleet,” said Derek Murphy, Ingalls’ NSC 6 program manager.
Legend-class ships are designed to navigate up to 12,000 nautical miles at a speed of 28 knots to support various maritime security missions.
Ingalls is scheduled to deliver Kimball and Midgett to the Coast Guard in 2018 and 2019, respectively.