Tuesday, November 15, 2011

USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717)

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) a 378 feet high endurance cutter patrols the waters of off Kodiak Alaska. MELLON is the third of the Coast Guard's Hamilton class High Endurance Cutters. MELLON was commissioned in 1968 at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans. MELLON was named after Andrew W. Mellon, the 49th Secretary of the Treasury, who served during the administration of President Herbert Hoover, from 1921-1932. Her first homeport for many years was Honolulu, Hawaii, but in the early 90's MELLON transferred to Seattle, Washington. (USCG photo by PA1 Keith Alholm)

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