Cutter Etheridge

In behalf of humanity

Another vessel has joined the ranks and earned the title “Coast Guard cutter.” However this isn’t just any cutter, it’s a fast response cutter. At 154-feet long, the ship has an impressive array of capabilities, including sustained speeds of more than 28 knots and an armament of a stabilized 25mm machine-gun mount and four, crew-served .50-caliber machine guns. But more impressive than its technology, more impressive than its features, is the cutter’s namesake – Richard Etheridge.


Sponsor chosen for Cutter Richard Etheridge

Written by Lt. j.g. James Ellsworth, executive officer of Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge. The notion of a cutter or ship sponsor is deeply rooted in naval tradition, with a woman selected for each new ship based on its namesake […]


Spirit of Hope

ADM Rochon awarded Spirit of Hope Award

Post written by Angela Hirsch, chief, Coast Guard Community Relations Retired Rear Adm. Stephen P. Rochon was honored Tuesday as the Coast Guard recipient of the Spirit of Hope Award at a ceremony at the Pentagon. The award honors individuals […]


Coast Guard Heroes: Richard Etheridge

This Compass series chronicles the first 14 heroes the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters have been named for. These men and women, who stood the watch before us, lived extraordinary lives as they lit the way for sailors in times past, […]