USCG Boat Forces Cutter Operations

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Coast Guard
Item Number: 61718
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round
Material: Brass Proof with Enamel
Price: $10.00
 
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Originally, the Coast Guard used the term cutter in its traditional sense, as a type of small sailing ship. Today it officially uses the term for any vessel which has a permanently assigned crew and accommodations for the extended support of that crew, and includes only and all vessels of 65-foot (20 m) or more in length.

Larger cutters (over 181 feet (55 m) in length) are controlled by Area Commands (Atlantic Area or Pacific Area). Smaller cutters come under control of District Commands. Cutters usually carry a motor surf boat and/or a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. Polar-class icebreakers (WAGB) carry an Arctic Survey Boat (ASB) and Landing Craft.

Officially Licensed Product of the U.S. Coast Guard