Monro Comes Home
The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newest National Security Cutter arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Island on April 6. Munro is the sixth National Security Cutter the Coast Guard has commissioned and the fourth homeported in Alameda, joining the cutters Stratton, Waesche and Bertholf.
“As a proud ‘Coast Guard City,’ Alameda welcomes the crew of the Munro to its new homeport at Coast Guard Island,” said Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer.
Munro will routinely conduct operations from South America to the Bering Sea. These will include protecting American fishing vessel and providing search and rescue, counter-narcotics and homeland security operations.
Munro was commissioned in Seattle on March 31 to honor the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro (1919-1942). Munro was mortally wounded in action in the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II.