Friday, December 21, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sherman is scheduled to return to its homeport of San Diego today from an 85-day Bering Sea patrol.
While on patrol, the 378-foot-long Sherman and its crew enforced fishery laws and performed search-and-rescue missions, according to the USCG's public affairs office. The Sherman also participated in Fleet Week in San Francisco in October.
The cutter is named for John Sherman, the 19th century statesman who served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1877 to 1881 under President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Sherman also served as Secretary of State during the McKinley administration, and spent 37 years in Congress as a senator and representative from Ohio. He wrote the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act, a landmark federal statute curbing cartels and monopolies.