HONOLULU-U.S. Coast Guard cutter Jarvis will be honored at a ceremony marking the end of a 40-year career, Tuesday at 10am at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu.
The Jarvis holds the distinction of being the first Coast Guard cutter to be commissioned in Hawaii, and has called Honolulu home since being commissioned Aug. 4, 1972. The cutter is named after Capt. David H. Jarvis, who led an expedition to rescue 300 whalers stranded off Barrow Point, Alaska in 1897.
Jarvis is the fourth of the Coast Guard's fleet of 378-foot high endurance cutters to be removed from service to make way for the new, more capable fleet of National Security cutters.
High-endurance cutters such as the Jarvis have been in service since the 1960s, and are in the process of being replaced by the 418-foot National Security cutters, the largest and most technologically advanced of the Coast Guard's newest classes of cutters. (PR)