USCG Cutter Munro Powered by GE
GE's Marine Solutions announced that the U.S. Coast Guard
commissioned Munro, a new National Security Cutter (NSC), on
April 1 in Seattle, Washington. All of thenew Legend class
cutters use the same COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine (CODAG)
propulsion system featuring one GE LM2500 gas turbine and two
According to a U.S. Coast Guard press release, Munro is the
fourth NSC to be homeported on the West Coast in Alameda, Calif.
It was commissioned in Seattle to honor the Coast Guard's only
Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro
(1919-1942). He is buried in the veterans' section of Laurel Hill
Memorial Park in Cle Elum, Wash.; Munro was a former South Cle
On March 4, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard's seventh NSC Kimball was
christened. The LM2500 gas turbines used for the NSCs were
manufactured at GE's Evendale, Ohio, facility.
Worldwide, more than 1,400 GE gas turbines log over 14 million
hours serving 35 navies on 500 naval ships for 100 military ship
programs ranging from patrol boats, destroyers and cruisers to
corvettes, frigates, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers.
Apr 18, 2017