USCGC Reliance (WMEC-615)

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USCGC Reliance (WMEC-615)
USCGC Reliance (WMEC-615)
 United States
Builder: Todd Shipyards, Houston, Texas
Commissioned: 1964
Homeport: Kittery, Maine
Motto: First in the Fleet
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Displacement: 759 tons
Length: 210 ft 6 in (64.16 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10 m)
Draught: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) max
  • Originally, 2 x Cooper-Bessemer Corporation FVBM-12 turbocharged diesel engines;
  • Currently, 2 x V16 2550 horsepower ALCO diesel engines
Speed: max 18 knots; 2,700 mile range
Range: cruise 14 knots; 6,100 mile range
Complement: 12 officers, 63 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
2 x AN/SPS-64
Aircraft carried: HH-65 Dolphin

USCGC Reliance (WMEC-615) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. She is the first of the 210' Medium Endurance Cutter Fleet and the fourth Revenue Cutter / Coast Guard Cutter to bear the name Reliance. Constructed by Todd Shipyards in Houston, Texas and commissioned in 1964, she was originally homeported in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her duties included offshore oil rig inspections, fisheries, counter drug, alien migrant interdiction, marine pollution patrols, and search and rescue. Reliance has been homeported in Yorktown, Virginia, Port Canaveral, Florida and New Castle, New Hampshire. She is currently stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.[1]


  1. ^ "USCGC Reliance (WMEC 615): Ship's History". U.S. Coast Guard. Retrieved May 15, 2014.

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