USCGC Courageous (WMEC-622) was a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. She was built by the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio and launched on 18 March 1967. She commissioned on 19 April 1968. She was decommissioned 19 September 2001. The United States Coast Guard donated Courageous to Sri Lanka on June 24, 2004 and a departure ceremony was held February 19, 2005.
The First Sri Lankan Captain on the vessel was Captain Sirimevan Ranasinghe WWV RWP
since, the ship has been Commanded by:
Captain Dimuthu Gunawardena RWP, psc
Captain Kapila Samaraweera RSP, USP
Captain Muditha Gamage psc
Presently the ship is Commanded by Captain YN Jayarathna RWP, RSP,USP,psc
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