"Improvise, Adapt, Overcome"
Named for the famous Greek Mythology sea nymph and mother of Achilles, Thetis is the tenth 270-foot Famous-class cutter. Thetis is homeported in Key West and has a crew of 104. Built by the former Robert E. Derecktor Shipyards of Rhode Island, THETIS was launched on April 29th, 1986. Since her commissioning on June 30th, 1989, she has served the United States well conducting Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations. THETIS has interdicted thousands of undocumented migrants and seized over a billion dollars’ worth of cocaine. Over her 31-years of service, THETIS has garnered an impressive number of unit awards, including three Unit Commendations.