PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard will commission the USCGC Charles Moulthrope fast response cutter (FRC) into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth on Thursday.
The ship is the Coast Guard's 41st Sentinel-class cutter and is the first of six FRCs planned for service in Manama, Bahrain.
Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz will preside over the ceremony. Dawn Schultz is the ship's sponsor.
The cutter is named after Seaman Charles Moulthrope, a historic member of the Revenue Cutter Service Cutter Commodore Perry, who rescued several of his shipmates who ended up in the sea.