Active, 1965 (WPC/WMEC 618)

April 13, 2020

Active, 1965 (WPC/WMEC 618)

In action: moving; causing action or change. 

Active was launched at Christy Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on July 31, 1965. Commissioned as a Coast Guard Cutter on September 1, 1966, she is 210 feet (64 m) long, has a 34-foot (10 m) beam, displaces 1000 tons, and draws 10 feet (3.0 m) of water. She is powered by two diesel engines, combined for a total of 5,000 hp (3,700 kW). Quarters are provided for up to 12 officers and 70 enlisted members. Active's cruising range is 5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h), designed with an operating endurance of about 30 days. At top speed of 18 knots (33 km/h).

Active has an approximate range of 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km). 

Active's armament consists of a single 25 mm gun on the forecastle. 50 caliber machine guns can also be mounted on the forecastle, bridge, or fantail. The Active has a flight deck which allows for the deployment of a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin or MH-68A Stingray Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON).