The first of the Coast Guard's new fast-response cutters, the Bernard C. Webber, will be commissioned in Miami, Florida on April 14. The Coast Guard Foundation is looking forward to supporting the event and the crew of this ship.
The 154-foot-long CGC Webber is an impressive ship. It is bigger and faster than the current cutters in the Coast Guard fleet, and it is named after Boatswain's Mate First Class Bernard C. Webber, one of the service's most famous heroes. Webber led a small boat crew in the most daring rescue in the Coast Guard's history, saving the lives of 32 men from a wrecked oil tanker, The Pendleton, off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952.
We are proud to honor the commissioning of this state-of-the-art ship, and the men and women who will serve on it.
Photos courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.