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USCGC Legare (WMEC-912)
USCGC Legare WMEC-912
USCGC Legare (WMEC-912)
Career (USCG)
Name: USCGC Legare
Namesake: Hugh Swinton Legare
Builder: Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated, Middletown, Rhode Island
Laid down: July 11, 1986
Acquired: December 1, 1989
Commissioned: August 4, 1990
Homeport: Portsmouth, Virginia
Motto: Facta Non Verba
Deeds not words
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Famous-class cutter
Displacement: 1,800 tons
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draught: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Twin turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines
Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)
Range: 9,900 miles
Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SLQ-32 (receive only)
Armament: 1 OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
2 x .50 caliber (12.7 mm) machine gun
Aircraft carried: HH-65 Dolphin
HH-60 Jayhawk
MH-68 Stingray

USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Legare was laid down July 11, 1986 at Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated of Middletown, Rhode Island. She was named for Hugh Swinton Legare a former United States Attorney General under President John Tyler. Legare was delivered December 1, 1989 and was commissioned August 4, 1990 at her homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia.

US Coast Guard Cutter Legare transits the Chesapeake Bay

In 2009 the Legare participated in joint patrols with vessels of African nations.[1]


  1. "Images: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare Patrols With Senegalese Navy Vessel, Poponquine". DVIDSHUB. 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2010-09-20. "The Legare and crew, home ported in Portsmouth, Va., are currently deployed off the west and central coast of Africa in support of the Africa Partnership Station mission, under the direction of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, 6th Fleet. During the six-day joint U.S-Senegalese operation, several Senegalese naval vessel boarding team members embarked aboard the Legare and participated in joint boarding and training exercises along with Coast Guard boarding team members." 

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