USCGC Douglas Denman is headed for Ketchikan homeport

    A small boat crew prepares to re-dock on the USCGC Douglas Denman in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in July.

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Denman crew is continuing their transit from Key West, Florida to Alaska.

    The cutter, which is 154 feet long and has a crew complement of 24, will be homeported in Ketchikan.

    The Douglas Denman is scheduled for commissioning in September in Ketchikan. It is the third Fast Response Cutter to be stationed in the Coast Guard’s 17th Coast Guard District, which covers the state of Alaska and the North Pacific. The Denman will join the John McCormick (WPC 1121) and the Bailey Barco (WPC 1122), which arrived in Alaska in 2016 and 2017.

    The Coast Guard accepted the Douglas Denman, the 24th Fast Response Cutter built by Bollinger Shipyards, during a May 26 ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Key West, the Coast Guard 17th District said June 2.

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