USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720)
The United States Coast Guard Cutter SHERMAN (WHEC–720) was the sixth of twelve 378 foot high endurance cutters (WHEC's) built for the Coast Guard in the 1960s. SHERMAN’s keel was laid on January 25th, 1967 at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, Louisiana . She was launched on September 3rd, 1968. The cutter is named for John Sherman, the 19th century statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury from March 10th, 1877 to March 3rd, 1881 under President Rutherford B. Hayes. Also, Mr. Sherman served as Secretary of State during the McKinley administration. He spent a total of 37 years in Congress as a senator and representative from Ohio and was the principle architect of the “ Sherman Anti Trust” legislation passed in 1890.