GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) commissioned Munro, a new National Security Cutter (NSC). All of these new Legend class cutters use the same reliable combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) propulsion system featuring one GE LM2500 gas turbine and two diesel engines.
According to the USCG, Munro is the fourth NSC to be home ported on the West Coast in Alameda, California. It was commissioned in Seattle to honour the coast guard’s only medal of honour recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919–1942). He is buried in the veterans’ section of Laurel Hill Memorial Park in Cle Elum, Washington; Munro was a former South Cle Elum resident.
In March, the USCG’s seventh NSC Kimball was christened. The LM2500 gas turbines used for the NSCs were manufactured at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, facility. Worldwide, more than 1,400 GE gas turbines log over 14 million hours serving 35 navies on 500 naval ships for 100 military ship programs ranging from patrol boats, destroyers and cruisers to corvettes, frigates, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers.