Sri Lanka—Former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ready To Join Navy

Sri Lanka Navy | 05/15/2019

An ex-U.S. Coast Guard cutter has arrived at its new homeport in Colombo after being acquired by the Sri Lankan navy. The former Sherman (WHEC-720) arrived in Colombo on Sunday, said a navy release. The Sherman was decommissioned on March 29, 2018, and formally turned over to Sri Lanka in a ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Aug. 27, 2018. Once commissioned, the ship will be the largest in Sri Lankan navy service. The cutter will be used for patrol, surveillance, maritime security and...

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