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Very Dependable

USCGC Dependable (WMEC–626) is a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. Her keel was laid down by American Ship Building Company, Lorain, Ohio July 17, 1967 and she was launched March 16, 1968. Dependable was commissioned November 22, 1968 and her current homeport is Cape May, New Jersey. On February 24, 1995 she was decommissioned for Major Maintenance Availability (MMA), an 18 month, 21.7 million dollar project to overhaul and upgrade selected systems and equipment. The Coast Guard anticipates another fifteen years of service due to these renovations. She was re-commissioned United

States Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland on August 15, 1997.


Displacement: 759 tons

Length: 210 ft 6 in (64.16 m)

Beam: 34 ft (10 m)

Draught: 10 ft 6 in (3.20 m) max

Propulsion: 2 x V16 2550 horsepower ALCO diesel engines

Speed: max 18 knots; 2,700 mile range

Range: cruise 14 knots; 6,100 mile range

Complement: 12 officers, 63 enlisted

Sensors and

processing systems: 2 x AN/SPS-64

Armament: 1 x Mk 38 25mm machine gun

2 x M2HB .50 caliber machine gun

Aircraft carried: HH-65 Dolphin

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Taken on June 28, 2012