This Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro is expected to be formally decommissioned after serving for 49 years, the USCG announced this week.
Named after Medal of Honor recipient and Signalman First Class Douglas Albert Munro, the vessel is the Coast Guard’s lone remaining 378-foot Hamilton class cutter.
The decommissioning is scheduled to take place at Coast Guard Base Kodiak with limited attendance and is expected to include Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard; Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area; and Capt. Riley Gatewood, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro.
The ceremony will recognize the cutter’s legacy and the USCG personnel who have served as Cutter Munro’s crew members throughout the years.
The event, which is scheduled for 11 am Alaska Daylight Time on Saturday (noon Pacific time), can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/uscgpacificarea/.