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Huntington Ingalls christens NSC Midgett

13th December 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has christened the US Coast Guard's eighth Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) USCGC Midgett, the company announced on 9 December. 

The Legend-class NSCs are designed for maritime homeland security, law enforcement and national security missions. The vessels measure 418ft in length, 54ft in width and have a displacement of 4,500 tonnes on full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days with a crew of 120.

NSCs are capable of meeting a range of maritime security mission requirements. They include an aft launch and recovery area for two rigid hull inflatable boats and a flight deck to accommodate a range of manned and unmanned rotary wing aircraft.

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