This award is presented annually to two cutters, one cutter from each Area command. On March 6, 1977 CGC MELLON spotted a volcanic eruption just a few hours old on Seguam Island in the Aleutian chain. CGC MELLON was originally built with an 80-foot long flight deck and "balloon shelter." Mellon was commissioned January 9, 1968. This hangar can be extended to house one helicopter and protect it from rough seas and harsh weather. US Navy 040527-N-4104L-006 The U.S. Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), the guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) steam together.jpg 1,480 × 1,944; 775 KB Several of SORCERY’s crew were evacuated by helicopter for medical treatment ashore. By the mid-1970s, technological advances rendered ocean station duty obsolete. Featured Image: Photo: The U.S. Coast Guard high endurance cutter USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) launching a RGM-84 Harpoon missile during tests off Oxnard, California (USA), in January 1990. by PAC Ken Freeze, USCG It set limits on fishing in order to preserve the resource and it tasked the U.S. Coast Guard with enforcement of these limits. The stylized Northwestern Coastal Indian harpoons symbolize combat readiness and … She launched bathythermograph probes into the ocean depths to record temperature and salinity. USCGC Mellon . CGC MELLON and other cutters diverted to assist. On her second Alaskan patrol from July-September 1973, Mellon became the first high endurance cutter to moor at the isolated LORAN station on Attu Island in the Aleutian chain. The SORCERY was 1000 miles from shore on a voyage between Tokyo and San Francisco. USCGC Mellon fires a Harpoon missile back in the Cold War. US Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter. Shortly after her arrival in Honolulu, Mellon departed for a naval show in San Diego, CA. This cover is in good, but not perfect condition. Budget constraints and evolving Coast Guard missions later resulted in the removal of the HARPOON launching system. CGC MELLON was classified as a "high endurance cutter," one which was designed to remain at sea for extended periods of time to undertake mid-ocean search and rescue operations and to conduct law enforcement and national security missions. Saved by SD Model Makers. Mellon was also the first, and only, Coast Guard cutter to test fire a Harpoon missile. The previous High Endurance Cutters were equipped with standard ship’s wheels as helms. When she arrived in Honolulu, she earned the nickname "Mellon No Ka Oi," or "Mellon best of all." This effort, called the "Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization," or "FRAM" for short, was intended to prolong the useful life of these cutters. Her job was to establish radio communications with aircraft and ships to facilitate their safe navigation. The crew and passengers of the cruise liner filled the lifeboats with only 15 passengers and 25 crewmembers remaining on the PRINSENDAM. Also, in 1980, CGC MELLON was featured in a Hollywood motion picture, "The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark," which starred Genevieve Bujold. During helicopter evolutions, these cameras eliminate "blind spots" on the ship and enable the crew to conduct these operations with an enhanced degree of safety. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) underway. CGC MELLON was one of the first naval vessels built with a combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion plant. CGC MELLON rendezvoused with the ROSE S. 300 miles NW of Honolulu. CGC MELLON arrived around 1830 that night and dispatched a team to provide medical assistance onboard the WILLIAMSBURGH. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts ... Log In Sign Up. She also launched weather balloons to record conditions in the upper levels of the earth’s atmosphere. CGC MELLON retains the distinction of being the only Coast Guard cutter to launch a HARPOON anti-ship missile. CGC MELLON makes full use of recent technological advances in shipboard electronics. This is approximately the distance from New York to Melbourne, Australia. The vessel’s operator was able to make a distress call with the only surviving piece of electronic equipment, a four pound HAM radio. She was built with a welded steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The U.S. Coast Guard high endurance cutter USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) launching a RGM-84 Harpoon missile during tests off Oxnard, Calif. Over the decades she has participated in many of the Coast Guard’s more traditional missions as well. On scene weather conditions were terrible with low visibility, high winds and rough seas. During this refit, CGC MELLON was equipped with the latest command and control technologies. CGC MELLON anchored nearby and supported efforts to recover from a spill of over 300,000 gallons of fuel oil from the vessel into the pristine Bering Sea waters adjacent to St. Paul Island. It is designed to be a last line of defense against incoming, surface skimming anti-ship missiles, such as the Exocet. These two operators, who were never identified, provided the only communications link between the two vessels. During Bering Sea patrols, Mellon conducted search and rescue operations and enforced laws and regulations that preserved vital Alaskan fisheries. Further south, along the Alaskan peninsula, CGC MELLON enforces regulations promulgated by the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect domestic fish stocks. In wartime, it is unlikely the Coast Guard would need long ranged anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM). CGC MELLON was the only Coast Guard cutter to fire a HARPOON missile. Mellon’s primary area of operation shifted northward to the icy waters of the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea where she conducted search and rescue operations and enforced U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to fishing in these areas. At midnight Mellon was advised of a distress call from 230 miles south-east of Hawaii. During that same patrol, CGC MELLON also assisted a Liberian bulk carrier that was taking on water in heavy seas. The CIWS, pronounced "see-whizz," is a 6 barreled "gatling gun" system which fires 20mm projectiles at incoming high speed air and surface threats. CGC MELLON arrived on scene at around 1115 the next morning where the Norwegian vessel TAMERLANE was rescuing survivors who had abandoned the Italian tanker. At roughly 1115 the next morning Mellon reached the area where the vessel Tamerlane (Norway) was rescuing survivors from the now deserted tanker. The twin screws can use 7,000 diesel shaft horsepower to make 17 knots, and a total of 36,000 gas turbine shaft horsepower to make 28 knots. The rest were taken back to Honolulu on the Mellon. ... We build Port-FREMM build with the modern upgrades, but we have one in stock with the harpoon missiles on the bow. In 1992, CGC MELLON received the Coast Guard Foundation Admiral John B. Hayes award. Through them, CGC MELLON obtained the sloop’s last known position, damage assessments and number of crew onboard. CGC MELLON is equipped with multiple redundant navigation systems including the Differential Global Positioning System (dGPS). This event is only one example of a wide variety of morale-enhancing activities engaged in during these long separations from friends and family back in homeport. The gunnery direction system was replaced with the Mk92 Fire Control System. During her service in the waters adjacent to Vietnam, Mellon also conducted numerous naval gunfire support missions, rescue operations, medical civic action programs and training programs for Vietnamese military personnel. On May 11, 1976, CGC MELLON assisted the 60 foot sloop SORCERY. This included training in international law, defensive tactics, counter narcotic trafficking methods, boarding procedures, and medical training. USCGC MELLON's keel was laid on July 25, 1966 at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, LA. Here she performed search and rescue and oceanographic research missions. The master of the PRINSENDAM ordered the vessel abandoned at approximately 0630. Her efforts to track and report the identity of vessels that were illegally discharging oil into the ocean were praised highly in the citation. On her first Alaskan patrol from Seattle, she participated in the rescue of four survivors from the crash of a military C-130 on Attu Island in 1982. Archived. At around 0100 the next morning, some 18 hours after the ordeal had begun, the BOUTWELL spotted a flare from the lifeboat. Mellon was the only Hamilton class cutter to fire a Harpoon missile. The 2748-ton cutter’s crossing range is 10,000 miles at 20 knots. Mellon was also the first, and only, Coast Guard cutter to test fire a Harpoon missile. Her Pratt-Whitney marine gas turbine engines are similar to those installed in Boeing 707 passenger jet aircraft. Newspaper accounts reported that she was able to reach a speed of 20 knots in less than 20 seconds and go from full ahead to full astern in less than one minute. The ASW and Harpoon launching systems were later removed due to budget constraints. Prior to the advent of satellite navigation, weather and communications systems, commercial aviators relied on ocean station cutters, including Mellon, for navigation and weather data. It became the first, and to date only, Coast Guard Cutter to fire a Harpoon, in January 1990 successfully hitting a … She was named after Andrew W. Mellon 49th Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-1932. The Gunnery award was first presented to the CGC SNOHOMISH in 1927 and last presented to the CGC CAMPBELL in 1940. The USCGC Mellon was the first cutter in her class to fire the Harpoon missile. Much further to the south, CGC MELLON plays a key part in a national strategy known as "STEEL WEB," an effort to deny narcotics smugglers access to the United States via maritime routes. Those in critical condition were transferred to the USCGC BOUTWELL and taken to Sitka, Alaska for treatment. CGC MELLON is often called upon to assist a disabled vessel or to transport an injured crewmember ashore via helicopter. MELLON is the third in her class of seven high endurance cutters built by Avondale Shipyards. Living up to the Mellon’s motto “Primus Inter Pares,” meaning first among equals, the cutter established several Coast Guard firsts, including the first of five Hamilton-class high endurance cutters to have a Harpoon anti-ship missile system installed. The test of the ship's new firepower occurred in 1990. CGC MELLON rendezvoused with SORCERY, evacuated the 11 crewmembers and took the damaged sloop in tow. In 1992, CGC MELLON represented the Coast Guard at the kickoff of the city of Portland, Oregon’s, "Just Say No to Drugs" campaign. In January 1990, MELLON was first in her class to fire the Harpoon missile. The crowds were also impressed with her maneuverability. She also received an anti-submarine warfare suite including the AN/SQS-26 sonar and Mark 46 torpedoes. In March 1970, the Mellon was involved in pursuit of mutineers involved in the SS Columbia Eagle incident during the Vietnam War. She also worked closely with elements of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), gathering weather information. The USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) launching a Harpoon anti-ship missile in 1990, [869 x 634] Close. She received her Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) upgrades from 1985 to 1989. As a High-Endurance Cutter, USCG Mellon is a floating command center with a flight deck capable of landing a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, state-of-the-art communications, and a crossing range of 10,000 miles at 20 knots. CGC MELLON was the only Coast Guard cutter to fire a HARPOON missile. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) shown with Harpoon missile launcher aft of the 76mm gun. It was franked with stamp Rodney. 100713-N-7643B-046 SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 13, 2010) A 76 mm gun is fired from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) while cruising in formation with U.S. and Republic of Singapore Navy ships during a surface gunnery exercise as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2010. She was twice awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation during the Vietnam War. In January 1977, CGC MELLON became the first vessel to use the probe refueling at sea rig. Mellon was also the first - and only - Coast Guard cutter to test-fire a Harpoon missile. All but 7 of the survivors were recovered and taken on CGC MELLON back to Honolulu. CGC MELLON was designed to perform each of the Coast Guard’s missions, which then included search and rescue, defense operations, law enforcement, environmental protection and oceanographic research. She has saved hundreds of people from sinking or damaged ships. It can be a thing once again See more ideas about uscg, coast guard, us coast guard. In 1991, CGC MELLON made a diplomatic visit to Vladivostok, Russia, to join in the celebration of their Maritime Border Guard’s 73rd Anniversary. An insider official who doesn’t want to identify said, “Mk 49 launcher for the RIM-116 Rolling airframe missile (RAM) and the RGM-84 harpoon is the ideal missile system for Del Pilar and Alcaraz, noting that a sister-ship of the vessels, the United States coast guard cutter, USCGC – Mellon (WHEC-717), has been fitted with the Harpoon missile system launchers.” The USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) fired a Harpoon missile on 16 January 1990 and became the Coast Guard’s first missile-launching cutter. Mellon has been a familiar and welcome presence on the U.S. West Coast for decades. A towering wave, estimated at over 100 feet, rolled the sloop and broke the mast. Earlier, defense officials identified the Harpoon as the ideal missile system for the PN's Hamilton-class cutters noting that the weapon was already deployed aboard the USCGC Mellon, the sister ship of the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, in January 1990. There, the PJs were dropped into the water and swam to the boat, climbed aboard and initiated medical treatment. In presenting the award to the cutter’s crew, the Coast Guard Pacific Area Chief of Operations cited the unit’s successful Weapons Systems Review, outstanding Tailored Ship’s Training Availability and consistent readiness record as key accomplishments. This act was the baseline for all U.S. fisheries conservation and management activities. From time to time, she patrols the Maritime Boundary Line between the United States and Russia. She received the Safety Award on August 1, 1968 by Rear Admiral B. F. Engel, Commander, 14th Coast Guard District. User account menu. The nearby Novikov Priboya from Russia arrived to give additional medical aid. CGC MELLON rescue and assistance personnel boarded the vessel and pumped 250 tons of seawater overboard. Budget constraints and evolving Coast Guard missions later resulted in the removal of the HARPOON launching system. Later in 1977, women were first assigned to CGC MELLON. On Admiral Paul Yost's watch, the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) gained distinction as the only Coast Guard cutter to fire a Harpoon antiship missile. A nearby Russian vessel NOVIKOV PRIBOY arrived with many doctors for further medical assistance. Named for Andrew W. Mellon the 49th Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-1932 and launched February 11, 1967 by Mrs. John W. Warner, Jr., sponsor and granddaughter of Andrew Mellon. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) is a U. S. Coast Guard high endurance cutter based out of Seattle, Washington. The patient was hoisted into the helicopter and transported to CGC MELLON for further medical attention while the helicopter was being refueled for the trip ashore. CGC MELLON received the CG Unit Commendation Medal from 6 February 1989 to 27 February 1990, for her successful execution of several military readiness missions. As always, CGC MELLON stands ready to assist mariners in distress. In February 1974, the Mellon played a major role rescuing the crew of the Italian supertanker Giovanna Lolli-Ghetti. These efforts have her in constant contact with Russian, Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese vessels fishing for Pollock. She sailed as part of Task Force 115 (U.S. Navy Coastal Surveillance Force) which maintained close surveillance over 1,200 miles of Vietnamese coastline and 64,000 licensed watercraft. CGC MELLON was also one of the first cutters to employ closed circuit TV cameras to monitor engineering systems and operations on deck. On November 18, 1976 at the end of yet another Alaskan patrol, CGC MELLON received a distress call from the motor vessel CARNELIAN I. SEAWATCH is the most advanced system in use in the Coast Guard. In 1985, she was also the first and only Coast Guard cutter to be equipped with the Harpoon missile, an anti-ship missile system that was test-fired in 1990. CGC MELLON closed the distance and launched her embarked helicopter which carried the "PJs" as they are called to the sailing vessel. They survived an explosion, fire and then sinking of the tanker. The wave destroyed all marine navigation equipment. Her first crew numbered approximately 150 personnel. After the rescue operations were completed, the Mellon remained on scene in a futile attempt to fight the fire, that had originated in the Prinsendam engine room and progressed throughout the ship. Mellon was laid down on 25 July 1966 at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana. Mellon saw extensive service during the conflict in Vietnam. She holds the distinction as the first and only Coast Guard cutter to be fitted with the Harpoon missile system. In the Eastern Pacific, the Mellon’s boarding teams interdicted illegal narcotics trafficked over the high seas. CGC MELLON retains the distinction of being the only Coast Guard … CGC MELLON moved to her new homeport of Seattle in 1981. Jun 17, 2017 - Explore Robert Nichols's board "USCG CUTTERS" on Pinterest. The ASW suite and Harpoon capability were removed due to fiscal constraints, but served as a proof of capability for all USCG cutters.. CGC MELLON, and each of her WHEC sister ships, were reconfigured in the 1980s. Press J to jump to the feed. The task force seized large quantities of war material, preventing it from reaching enemy hands. The 1000-foot supertanker, WILLIAMSBURGH, also diverted to render assistance. Demonstrating consummate seamanship, CGC MELLON was able to recover 16 of 33 crewmen who were clinging to logs and debris in the storm-tossed seas. The fire severely burned 2 crewmembers and disabled the loaded freighter. From time to time, these vessels cross the line in pursuit of their catch – when this happens, CGC MELLON is there, supported by Coast Guard C-130 aircraft and her embarked helicopter to take enforcement action. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast … The Ship. The ship was recently equipped with the AN/SPS-78 digital surface radar system that incorporates a state of the art computerized collision avoidance system. Exclusive Economic Zone. She was also fitted with a Phalanx Close in Weapon System, or "CIWS." In October 1999, CGC MELLON’s achievements in gunnery operations earned the unit the Commandant’s Gunnery Award. During a 1998 patrol, CGC MELLON steamed several hundred miles at high speed to assist an injured sailor. Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Resources, Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan Requirements, Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel Endorsements, Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center, National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC), Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB). In February 1975, during another Alaskan patrol, CGC MELLON assisted the LONDON PIONEER about 900 miles NE of Honolulu after a flash fire occurred in the engine room. 16. Mellon was the first and only USCG cutter to be fitted with the Harpoon missile, test firings were also conducted in January 1990. CGC MELLON was one of the newer ships of her class to have a joystick helm. The remaining crew and passengers from the surrounding lifeboats were transferred to the WILLIAMSBURGH. CGC MELLON was currently near Kodiak, Alaska, when she received the call to divert to assist the 11 crewmembers onboard the SORCERY. Coast Guard cutters conducting Ocean Station operations were a primary communication link for commercial aircraft making trans-oceanic flights. At the time, CGC MELLON was on patrol near Vancouver, BC, a distance of 550 nautical miles from PRINSENDAM. USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715) was a US Coast Guard high endurance cutter and the lead ship of its class. Admiral Paul A. Yost Jr. graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1951 and rose in an action-packed career to serve as Coast Guard Commandant from 1986 to 1990. This configuration only lasted for a short while. Posted by 3 years ago. In the international arena, CGC MELLON conducted professional exchanges with the maritime services of Costa Rica and Panama in 1993. [2}. USCGC MELLON WHEC-717 Naval Cover 1977 SIGNED Cachet COLD BAY, ALASKA It was sent 7 Mar 1977. Then considered "state of the art" in naval vessel design, she impressed those in attendance with her maneuverability and speed. Forecasters used this meteorological data to develop weather forecasts for U.S. coastal areas. In the Bering Sea, CGC MELLON is typically involved in the enforcement of laws and regulations related to the preservation of U.S. fisheries stocks. The Coast Guard’s rescue coordination center in Juneau, AK, received the message and began to organize a rescue effort. In 1980, CGC MELLON assisted in the rescue of 520 passengers and crewmembers from the burning luxury liner PRINSENDAM. The survivors transferred to the Mellon for medical treatment, warm food and clean clothes. CGC MELLON’s "balloon shelter" was replaced with a telescoping helicopter hangar. He believed deeply—as he underlined in his Naval Institute oral history—in the Coast Guard’s … CGC MELLON is always prepared to render assistance to mariners as they pursue this most hazardous occupation. The vessel’s master declared the fire out of control one hour later and the PRINSENDAM sent a distress call requesting immediate assistance. During her frequent Bering Sea patrols, CGC MELLON often crossed the 180th parallel and entered the Domain of the Golden Dragon. Aircraft were immediately sortied to the scene, including an HH-3 helicopter and a C-130 turbo prop maritime patrol aircraft. Cruise Missiles: USCGC Mellon seen here launching a Harpoon anti-ship cruise missile in 1990. All of the service’s … It incorporates a network of numerous computers including large screen displays and a dedicated satellite network for communications. Upon returning from Vietnam, Mellon’s primary theater of operation shifted to an area of the Pacific Ocean known as "Ocean Station November." On the next patrol in August 1975, CGC MELLON responded to a distressed vessel RYUKYO MARU in the waters adjacent to St. Paul Island in the Pribilof Island chain in the Bering Sea. For Missiles Large and Small. The crew ceremonially commemorated these crossings by conducting the time-honored naval initiation ritual. CGC Mellon was originally homeported in Honolulu, HI. Laid down July 25, 1966 at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana. Mellon was commissioned 9 January 1968. lets don't mix wishes and facts it took USA 4 years to upgrade the USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) a Hamilton-class high endurance cutter same like NNS thunder from 1985 to 1989 during cold war with soviets, and one more year to finish fire tests . The Coast Guard Command in Juneau directed the USCGC BOUTWELL and an HC-130 Hercules to search for the missing lifeboat. 7 of the crew were not recovered. WILLIAMSBURGH arrived at 0745 and immediately passengers and crew were transferred from the lifeboats into the helicopter and then to the deck of the supertanker. The vessel sank rapidly. 16. During this festive ceremony, "pollywogs," or personnel who have not "crossed the line," the threshold to the Far East, are initiated and become "shellbacks." Shortly thereafter, the lifeboat’s passengers were recovered and the rescue was over with no deaths or serious injuries and all passengers and crew from the PRINSENDAM accounted for. In the 1980 Disney film The Last Flight of Noah's Ark, the Mellon found and rescue the crew of a lifeboat that had been converted into an airplane. CGC MELLON later towed the carrier safely back to Honolulu for repairs. Her main battery was upgraded from the 5-inch 38 to the later Mk 75, 76mm gun system. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these efforts was her successful test firing of a Harpoon anti-ship missile. and it was the only Hamilton-class who get the harpoon . The crew began training at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, HI before Mellon's commissioning. In the spring 1994, CGC MELLON engaged in two hot pursuit chases of Russian fishing vessels suspected of fishing in the U.S. She was also equipped with extensive anti-submarine warfare equipment, including the Mk46 torpedo and the AN/SQS-26 sonar. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) had a Harpoon Missile System installed in 1989. Laid down July 25, 1966 at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana. USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) is a U. S. Coast Guard high endurance cutter based out of Seattle, Washington. CGC Mellon’s first Commanding Officer, Captain Robert P. Cunningham, was the first Coast Guard aviator to command a 378-foot cutter. The CARNELIAN I was located 100 miles North of Oahu. Soon after her mission shift, the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 was enacted. She and a portion of the Hamilton-class were outfitted with Harpoon anti-ship missiles, test firings of the harpoon were conducted on the Mellon in January 1990. During this time, CGC MELLON steamed at high speed to close the distance to shore. These improvements vastly improved CGC MELLON’s capabilities. On the following day, the helicopter was again launched, this time to carry the injured sailor to treatment ashore. Please look at the scan and make your own judgement. She was able to be maneuvered into a narrow berth, without the assistance of tugs, through the use of her bow propulsion unit. All Hamilton-class cutters also carried an ASW suite that was upgraded during FRAM, this included MK 32 Mod 7 Surface Vessel … During these ocean station patrols, Mellon provided a vital link for aircraft traveling between the west coast of the United States and the Hawaiian islands. During a patrol in February 1974, Mellon played a key role in the rescue of crewmembers that survived an explosion, fire and subsequent sinking of the Italian supertanker GIOVANNA LOLLI-GHETTI. She has frequently been invited back to represent the Coast Guard. 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