Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered its 12th Fast Response Cutter, the Isaac Mayo, to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 154-foot patrol craft has a top speed of 31 mph and will be based out of Key West, Florida.
The cutters are named for enlisted Coast Guard heroes. In 1879, the Sarah J. Fort, a three-masted schooner, wrecked on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during a raging snowstorm. Mayo, a junior surfman, and his crew rescued the schooner’s sailors despite the weather conditions. Mayo was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal on Nov. 10, 1879.