USCGC Rollin A. Fritch (WPC 1119)

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The USCGC Rollin A. Fritch (WPC 1119) is the United States Coast Guard's 19th Sentinel class cutter, and the first to be stationed outside of Florida or Puerto Rico.[1][2] The Rollin A. Fritch will be stationed in Cape May, New Jersey.


The vessel is named after Rollin A. Fritch, who manned an anti-aircraft gun during World War 2, and died trying to repel a kamikaze attack.[3]


  1. Eric Haun (2016-08-23). "Bollinger Delivers 19th FRC to the USCG". Marine Link. Archived from the original on 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2016-08-23. "All previous cutters have been stationed in the 7th Coast Guard District in Florida or San Juan, Puerto Rico. The decision to homeport the Rollin Fritch in Cape May, N.J. is significant because it expands the footprint of FRC operations beyond the Bahamas and the Caribbean." 
  2. "Bollinger delivers FRC Rollin Fritch to Coast Guard". Bollinger Shipyards: Marine Log. 2016-08-23. Archived from the original on 2016-08-24. "The Coast Guard took delivery of the cutter today in Key West, FL, and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Cape May, NJ, in November." 
  3. Algis J. Laukaitis (2015-01-12). "U.S. Coast Guard names new cutter after war hero". Lincoln Journal Star. Archived from the original on 2015-01-15. Retrieved 2016-08-24. "Fuller said Rollin was the youngest of seven kids in her dad's family and although the Coast Guard lists his birthplace as Pawnee City, Rollin was born in Blue Rapids, Kansas, about 56 miles southwest of Pawnee City."