Increased responsibilities and operations along with aging assets required the Coast Guard to build a new 270"-foot medium endurance cutter, designed to carry out Coast Guard law enforcement missions.
Kiley, Edmund I.
"The Naval Employment of the Coast Guard 270-Medium Endurance Cutter,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss4/4