The USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) sails through the Gulf of Mexico during the ship’s sea trials prior to delivery to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ship was built at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. It is the most technologically advanced ship in U.S. Coast Guard history.
The ship is 418 feet long with a 54-foot beam. It displaces 4,300 tons with a full load and has a twin-screw combined diesel and gas turbine engine capable of pushing the ship up to 28 knots. The ship has been designed to satisfy the Coast Guard’s multi-mission responsibilities in homeland security, national defense, marine safety and environmental protection.