LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the WILLIAM TRUMP, the 11th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.
The announcement was made by Bollinger Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon. “We are extremely happy to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger, the WILLIAM TRUMP, to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, FL. We are looking forward to honoring and celebrating the heroic acts of William Trump at the vessel’s commissioning.”
The 154 foot patrol craft WILLIAM TRUMP is the eleventh vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessels 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials.
The Coast Guard took delivery on November 25th, 2014 in Key West, Florida and is scheduled to commission the vessel in Key West, Florida during January, 2015.
Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero, Motor Machinist’s Mate First Class William Trump. Because of his valor in action in the assault phase of the landing at Normandy, William Trump was awarded a Silver Star.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.