Cutters Albacore (WPB-87309), Cochito (WPD-87329), and Gannet (WPB-87334) Transferred to Uruguay

Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001

Navy of Uruguay to accept three Protector Class vessels as part of a grant from the United States Coast Guard as part of the Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization plan (Picture source U.S. Embassy of Uruguay)

Navy Recognition reports,

“According to information published by the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, On December 15, 2021, Admiral Jorge Wilson, Commander of the Uruguayan Navy, signed a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) finalizing the government-to-government agreement between the United States and Uruguay, allowing Uruguay to accept three Protector-Class patrol vessels as part of a grant from the United States Coast Guard as part of the Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization plan.”

4 thoughts on “Cutters Albacore (WPB-87309), Cochito (WPD-87329), and Gannet (WPB-87334) Transferred to Uruguay

  1. are the 87’s that different from 82’s that a 20 year lifespan is normal? well the 154s will replace them/ what about areas like northern new england that will never see a 154? i don’t see a 45footer doing the same job as an 82 or the 87, not offshore. 45s in b-0/b-2/b-6 status to go 100 miles offshore to tow a fisherman? seems unlikely. maybe i’m just old and grumpy, at least when it comes to wpb’s.

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