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Waesche arriving in San Francisco Bay, February 28, 2010
|Namesake:||Russell R. Waesche|
|Builder:||Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi|
|Laid down:||September 11, 2006|
|Launched:||July 12, 2008|
|Sponsored by:||Marilla Waesche Pivonka|
|Commissioned:||May 7, 2010|
|Motto:||"Strength Endurance Service"|
|Displacement:||4,306 long tons (4,375 t)|
|Length:||418 ft (127 m)|
|Beam:||54 ft (16 m)|
|Draft:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Combined diesel and gas|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Armor:||Ballistic protection for main gun|
|Aircraft carried:||2 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH, or 4 x VUAV or 1 x MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 2 x VUAV|
|Aviation facilities:||50-by-80-foot (15 m × 24 m) flight deck, hangar for all aircraft|
Waesche is named for Coast Guard Admiral Russell R. Waesche (1886–1946). Waesche graduated from the United States Revenue Cutter Service School of Instruction in 1906, was commissioned an ensign, and then served with distinction in a succession of diverse and increasingly responsible Coast Guard assignments at sea and ashore. He served as Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1936 to 1945 during a tumultuous and eventful period in the life of the service, and was the first Coast Guardsman to achieve the rank of admiral.
On November 6, 2009 the Coast Guard took delivery of the Waesche. She arrived at her homeport at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California on February 28, 2010  and was commissioned on May 7, 2010. In 2012 Waesche became the 2nd U.S. surface combatant and the first Coast Guard cutter to use the Phalanx CIWS to defeat an unmanned aerial vehicle with a low, slow flying aircraft profile.
On 22 September 2020, the cutter was in the western Pacific where she suffered a stack fire. The blaze was controlled in ninety minutes. Five crewmen reported minor injuries and the vessel went to Yokosuka for inspection and repair.
Waesche under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Mississippi
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