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USCGC Kimball In Open Waters


April 18, 2019

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Crew members stand in front of the $487.1 million ship at its home base, USCG Base Honolulu, in Hawaii,

If you live in the city of Kimball or Kimball County, you might think that a ship named Kimball would be local attraction and perhaps cruise the open waters of Oliver Lake. But then you might be wrong.

A new Coast Guard Cutter has entered the waters of the Pacific Ocean - the USCGC Kimball.

The Coast Guard reported that these new cutters, like the Kimball, are "designed to be the flagships of the Coast Guard's fleet, capable of executing the most challenging national security missions."

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball is the seventh of the Coast Guard's new breed of cutters. The commi...

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