WATCH: U.S. Coast Guard Signs for Newest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Terrell Horne

By  //  October 27, 2018

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WATCH: The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne officially signed for the cutter during a signing ceremony in Key West, Florida, on Oct. 25. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally)

The Coast Guard signed for the newest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter, Terrell Horne, Thursday during a signing ceremony in Key West, Florida.

Lt. John Beal, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne, signed documents to take possession of the cutter Terrell Horne on behalf of the Coast Guard at the signing ceremony.

Members of Coast Guard Sector Key West, cutter Terrell Horne crew and the Horne family attended the ceremony.

The cutter Terrell Horne is named after Senior Chief Terrell Horne, who placed himself in harm’s way to protect a shipmate from being struck by a non-compliant vessel near Santa Cruz Island, California on Dec. 2, 2012 while conducting counter-smuggling operations.

The fast response cutters are named after Coast Guard enlisted heroes and are replacing the Island-class 110-foot patrol boats.

Lt. John Beal, (left) commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne, shakes hands with Allen Harker, (right) contracting officer for the Fast Response Cutter Project in Key West, Florida Thursday, Oct. 25 after signing for the acceptance of the Coast Guard’s newest cutter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally)

Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne crew and family members of Senior Chief Terrell Horne take a group photo aboard the new cutter after a signing ceremony held in Key West, Florida Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne is named after Senior Chief Terrell Horne, who placed himself in harms way to protect a shipmate from being struck by a non-compliant vessel near Santa Cruz Island, California while conducting counter-smuggling operations. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally

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