The USCGC Midgett is a 378 foot High Endurance Cutter. The Midgett is the last cutter built of this class and is designated as Hamilton Class Cutter. The mission for this class is law enforcement, search & rescue, and a variety of research functions. These are the largest cutters (other than icebreakers) in commission. The cutter operates with a crew of 165, has a maximum speed of 29 knots and typically will remain underway for 90-120 days. The Hamilton was commissioned in 1972 and was modernized from 1990-1992. The cutter's home port is Seattle, WA. The patch shows a bow shot of the cutter with a bald eagle on top.