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Coast Guard Cutter Departs Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for Last Time

Jul 10, 2020
KITTERY, Maine — The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance is leaving Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the last time.

The 210-foot Reliance, which has spent 32 years in Maine and New Hampshire, was departing on patrol. The ship will continue next month to its new home at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida.

Commissioned in 1964, the cutter has a long history in New England.

In 1989, the Reliance served as on-scene commander for Narragansett Bay Oil Spill and directed the cleanup of over 300,000 gallons of crude. In 1991, its crew served as tactical command for the interdiction of a fishing vessel south of Long Island that was smuggling over 5 tons of cocaine.

The ship has been moved around before with homeports in Corpus Christi, Texas; Yorktown, Virginia; and Port Canaveral, Florida.

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Photo caption: Coast Guard Cutter Reliance patrols the Western Caribbean in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force - South. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Clinton McDonald)


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