USCGC Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112)

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USCGC Isaac Mayo USCGC Isaac Mayo is a Sentinel class cutter homeported in Key West, Florida.[1][2] She is the twelfth Sentinel class to be delivered, and the sixth of six to be assigned to Key West.

Like her sister ships, she is equipped for coastal security patrols, interdiction of drug and people smugglers, and search and rescue. Like the smaller Marine Protector class cutters she is equipped with a stern launching ramp.[3] The ramp allows the deployment and retrieval of her high speed water-jet powered pursuit boat without first coming to a stop. She is capable of more than 25 knots and armed with a remote controlled 25mm M242 Bushmaster autocannon; and four crew-served Browning M2 machine guns.

Namesake

She is named after Isaac Mayo, who served a surfman at a lifeboat station on Cape Cod.[2][4] Mayo was an employee of the United States Lifeboat Service, one of the precursor services that were amalgamated into the Coast Guard.

References

  1. "Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Commissions 12th Fast Response Cutter". United States Coast Guard. 2015-03-30. http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/newsroom/updates/frc033015.asp. Retrieved 2016-02-27. "The Coast Guard commissioned Isaac Mayo, the 12th fast response cutter and sixth to be based in Key West, Florida, March 28, 2015." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bob Lind (2016-02-25). "Coast Guard cutter named after ND farmer who was also East Coast seaman". http://www.inforum.com/variety/3955296-neighbors-coast-guard-cutter-named-after-nd-farmer-who-was-also-east-coast-seaman. Retrieved 2016-02-27. "In March 2015, a Coast Guard cutter named Isaac Mayo was commissioned in Key West, Fla. It was named for a man who had two widely different jobs in two widely different areas: He was a seaman on the Atlantic Ocean and a farmer in North Dakota." 
  3. Alfonso Chardy (2012-10-18). "Coast Guard unveils its newest cutter; base will be Miami Beach". Miami Herald (Miami, Florida). Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.miamiherald.com%2F2012%2F10%2F18%2F3055376%2Fcoast-guard-unveils-its-newest.html&date=2012-11-12. 
  4. Stephanie Young (2010-10-27). "Coast Guard Heroes". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoastguard.dodlive.mil%2F2010%2F10%2Fcoast-guard-heroes%2F&date=2013-01-03. Retrieved 2012-04-20.