Fast-Response Cutter Richard Snyder Arrives at New Homeport
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The crew of the new Coast Guard fast-response cutter Richard Snyder arrived at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon March 20, the Coast Guard 5th District said in a March 21 release.
Cutter Smilax, the oldest commissioned cutter in the Coast Guard’s fleet having been commissioned in 1944, led Richard Snyder into port.
Richard Snyder is the Coast Guard’s 27th Sentinel-class fast-response cutter and is the first of its class to be homeported in Atlantic Beach.
The cutter was delivered to the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, for sea trials in February, and is scheduled to be commissioned in April.Richard Snyder, the cutter’s namesake, was awarded a Silver Star for attacking Japanese ground forces during an amphibious assault on Biak Island in Papua, New Guinea, May 27, 1944.