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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter
    Keel Laid - Launched 22 April 2021
    Acquired by USCG 22 April 2021

  2. Commissioned (Special) 6 August 2021 (USCG Sector Field Office Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach NC)

Naval Covers

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  1. USCGC Glen Harris WPC-1144 Covers Page 1     (DATE RANGE)



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Atlantic Beach NC



Commissioning. Cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Coxswain Glen Harris, USCG (1907 - 24 March 2005)
Harris, born in Stacy NC in 1907, joined the Coast Guard in 1929 and remained a surfman until 1941, when he became coxswain of USS McKean APD-5 Boat Number 4. At nearly 35 years of age, his enlisted shipmates considered Harris an old timer. He received the 10-day landing craft training in New Orleans at Higgins Industries, builder of the Higgins Boat. USS McKean was one of four APDs that comprised Transport Division 12 (TransDiv 12), which would insert the Marine Corps’ 1st Raider Battalion on the beaches of Tulagi, on 7 August 1942. Harris landed the first wave of Raiders and, over the course of the next three days, delivered vitally needed equipment, ammunition and supplies. For landing the Marines’ first wave at Tulagi, the Navy awarded Silver Star Medals to coxswains Tarr, Sparling, Miller and Harris and advanced them in their rating. They were the first enlisted men in the US Coast Guard to receive the Silver Star. All four of these heroic coxswains will be honored as Fast Response Cutter namesakes, USCGC Daniel Tarr WPC-1136, USCGC Harold Miller WPC-1138, USCGC Glen Harris WPC-1144 and USCGC William Sparling WPC-1158.

The cutter’s sponsor is Stacey Howley, Mr. Glen Harris’ granddaughter.



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