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Fast Response Cutter

For more photos of the Fast Response Cutter, visit image gallery on Flickr.


The Coast Guard commissioned the 24th fast response cutter (FRC), Oliver Berry, at its Honolulu homeport Oct. 31, 2017.

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 25th FRC, Jacob Poroo, in Key West, Florida, Sept. 5, 2017.

The Coast Guard commissioned the 23rd FRC, Benjamin Dailey, at its Pascagoula, Mississippi, homeport July 4, 2017.

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 24th FRC, Oliver Berry, in Key West, Florida, June 27, 2017.

  Program Information                       



  • Bernard C. Webber
  • Richard Etheridge
  • William Flores
  • Margaret Norvell
  • Charles David
  • Raymond Evans


The fast response cutter is capable of deploying independently to conduct missions that include port, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense.


  • Number Planned: 58
  • Length: 154 feet
  • Beam: 25 feet
  • Draft: 9 feet 6 inches
  • Displacement: 353 long tons
  • Maximum Speed: 28+ knots
  • Range: 2,500 nautical miles
  • Endurance: Five days
  • Crew: 24


  • Enhanced response time with a minimum top speed of 28 knots
  • Ability to conduct missions on moderate seas up to transit speed for eight hours in all directions
  • Ability to survive on very rough seas up to loiter speed for eight hours in all directions
  • Armed with a stabilized 25-mm machinegun mount and four crew-served .50-caliber machine guns
  • Fully interoperable command and control systems with Coast Guard existing and future assets and with the departments of Homeland Security and Defense