patrol special vessel
82.3 m (270'00")
1,825,000 kg (4,023,436 lb)
The Seneca was one of nine 82 Meter U.S. Coast Guard Cutters built by Derecktor Shipyards between the years 1981 and 1990.
The so-called "Famous Class" Cutters were designed for multi-mission tasks in law enforcement, search and rescue, marine environmental protection and military preparedness. The Cutters feature sensors to detect, track and identify vessels at long range and have a flight deck for a helicopter, thus increasing the vessel's range and versatility. The Famous Class replaced thirteen World War II and pre-World War II Cutters.