The 378-foot Hamilton class High Endurance Cutter (WHEC) is the largest of the United States Coast Guard cutters, aside from the three major Icebreakers, ever built for the Coast Guard. They are called "Hamilton class" after their lead ship, or "Secretary class" because they are named after Secretaries of the Treasury (with the exception of "Hero Class cutters" Jarvis, Munro and Midgett,). They are powered by diesel engines and gas turbines, and have controllable-pitch propellers. Equipped with a helicopter flight deck, retractable hangar, and the facilities to support helicopter deployment, these 12 cutters were introduced to the Coast Guard inventory in the 1960s. Beginning in the 1980s and ending in 1992, the entire class was modernized through the Fleet Renovation and Modernization (FRAM) program. Highly versatile and capable of performing a variety of missions, these cutters operate throughout the world's oceans.
USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715)
USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716)
USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717)
USCGC Chase (WHEC-718)
USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720)
USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721)
USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722)
USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)
USCGC Munro (WHEC-724)
USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725)
USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726)
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our US Coast Guard Hamilton (Secretary) class high endurance cutter (WHEC) models in several poplular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our US Coast Guard ship models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
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