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Ingalls to christen newest national security cutter Saturday

Ingalls Shipbuilding is getting set to christen the newest national security cutter, Munro, Saturday morning. (Photo source: WLOX) Ingalls Shipbuilding is getting set to christen the newest national security cutter, Munro, Saturday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)
The 400 plus foot U.S. Coast Guard vessel is named for Douglas Munro. (Photo source: WLOX) The 400 plus foot U.S. Coast Guard vessel is named for Douglas Munro. (Photo source: WLOX)
Munro's great neice, Julie Sheehan, is the ship's sponsor. (Photo source: WLOX) Munro's great neice, Julie Sheehan, is the ship's sponsor. (Photo source: WLOX)
Munro is the sixth of eight such cutters being built at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula. (Photo source: WLOX) Munro is the sixth of eight such cutters being built at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Ingalls Shipbuilding is getting set to christen the newest national security cutter, Munro, Saturday morning. 

The 400 plus foot U.S. Coast Guard vessel is named for Douglas Munro. At just 23 years old, he was killed while leading a mission to evacuate 500 Marines who were pinned down by enemy fire at Guadacanal during World War II. 

Munro's great neice, Julie Sheehan, is the ship's sponsor. She said it's quite an honor for the family to have a Coast Guard cutter named for him. 

Munro is the sixth of eight such cutters being built at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula.

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