Global Security reports that the US is attempting to build a coalition to escort merchant ships through the Straits of Hormuz.
We would almost have to assume that the WPBs of PATFORSWA would be involved.
It would not be surprising to see the Coast Guard contribute up to six already commissioned Webber class WPCs in the near future. These could ultimately replace the current 110s stationed in Bahrain rather than waiting for FRCs specifically procured to replace the PATFORSWA WPBs, but for the duration of escort mission, they would augment them.
I would like to see some modifications done to these vessels before they go, but it is a question of urgency.
The Webber class could make the trip on their own bottoms if needed, especially if escorted by an National Security Cutter.