North Charleston, South Carolina

"Never Give Up"


Of the Coast Guard’s white-hull cutter fleet, the National Security Cutter (NSC) is the largest and most technologically advanced ship in the Coast Guard. With robust command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment, stern boat launch and aviation facilities, as well as long-endurance station keeping, the NSCs serve as afloat operational-level headquarters for complex law enforcement and national security missions involving multiple Coast Guard and partner agency participation.

  • Crew: 124 (22 Officers, 15 CPO, 85 Enlisted)
  • Displacement: 4306LT
  • Length: 418’ 7’’
  • Max Speed: 28 knots
  • Range: 12,000 Nautical Miles