- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - There are now two Coast Guard cutters that carry the name Munro.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (https://is.gd/y0bp04) a new cutter by that name was christened in Missouri Nov. 14. This Munro has been built over the last two years and will go into service in 2016.

The first Munro was commissioned in 1971. The Coast Guard says the 378-foot-long cutter based in Kodiak is nearing the end of its life.

The new Munro is 418 feet long.

Both ships are named after Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro, the only Coast Guard member to earn the Medal of Honor.

The Coast Guard says having two ships with the same name doesn’t often happen. But it does ensure the name Munro will continuously remain as part of the Coast Guard fleet.

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Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, https://www.kodiakdailymirror.com

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