The USCGC Legare is a Famous Class 270 foot Medium Endurance Cutter. These are multi-mission cutters that can support 1 helicpoter. Primary missions are law enforcement and SAR, but have been utilized in many roles. The Legare has a crew of 100, a top speed of 19 knots, and a typical patrol lasts 60-90 days. The Legare was commissioned in 1990 and is home ported in Portsmouth, VA. All the ships of this class were named after previous cutters.