Government Installs of OffBoard Rat Guards

Government Installations

Value Added for Government Applications

Our OffBoard® Rat Guards offer more protection and better performance than our competitors.


Foothills Products has outfitted numerous US Coast Guard ships, tugs, cutters, barques, Naval ships and NOAA vessels with our OFFBoard® 15" and 17" Rat Guards.


You can order OffBoard® Rat Guards by emailing Art Onweller or faxing (303-670-5061) a Purchase Requisition. We will then provide a quote. 


OffBoard® Rat Guards can also  be ordered through the government agencies, SAM or FedMall. If you are a government purchaser and would like to order our products using System Award for Management (SAM.gov) click here. Our GAGE code is 4NWN1.

Ship Installations

Below and on additional pages Foothills Products Inc. lists the ships we've outfitted with OffBoard Rat Guards to keep mice and rats off vessels.  Many of these ships and crew have fascinating stories in their service to America and the world.  


Below are the different categories of ships we have served. Click on each ship's photo to view individual ship information.

  • USCGC Cutters - Below
  • USCGC Hamilton, Juniper, Legend & Ice Breaking Ships
  • NOAA, National Science Foundation, Historical Naval Ships and Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF)

Coast Guard Cutters

USCGC J. Appleby (WLM-556)

USCGC Joshua Appleby (WLM-556)

175' Keeper Class Cutter

Joshua Appleby was commissioned in August 8, 1998. The 6th of 14 Keeper-class cutters, it's one of the most advanced cutters currently in the United States Coast Guard's fleet.

USCGC Bear (WMEC-901)

270 foot, medium endurance cutter ported in America’s Coast Guard city, Portsmouth, Virginia!

270' Medium Endurance Cutter

USCGC BEAR is a 270 foot, medium endurance cutter currently home ported in one of America’s few Coast Guard cities, Portsmouth, Virginia!

USCGC Dauntless (WMEC-624)

USCGC Dauntless (WMEC-624) 210' Reliance Class Cutter

210' Reliance Medium Endurance Cutter

She is the first cutter in Coast Guard history to hold this name. Dauntless is named for an aspirational trait, in this case meaning to "persevere fearlessly." 

USCGC Decisive (WMEC-629)

USCGC Decisive (WMEC-629) 210' Medium Endurance Cutter

210' Medium Endurance Cutter

Decisive was first commissioned at the Coast Guard Yard on August 23, 1968, under Commander Eugene Delaney, USCG. Decisive is a 210' medium endurance cutter.

USCGC Diligence (WMEC-616)

USCGC Diligence (WMEC-616) uses Foothills Products OffBoard Rat Guards.

210' Medium Endurance Cutter

She is the sixth cutter named Diligence and was commissioned in 1964. She has 76 crewmembers and her homeport is Wilmington, North Carolina.

USCGC R. Etheridge (WPC-1102)

USCGC Richard Etheridge (WPC-1102) uses Foothills Products Rat Guards

154' Sentinel Class Cutter

Richard Etheridge is the second of the United States Coast Guard's Sentinel-class cutters. Etheridge was launched in August 2011 and is based in Maimi, Florida.

Coast Guard Cutters cont'd

USCGC Farallon (WPB-1301)

USCGC Farallon (WPB-1301)

110' Island Patrol Cutter

The Island-class patrol boat is a class of cutters of the United States Coast Guard. 49 cutters of the class were built, of which 37 remain in commission. Their hull numbers are WPB-1301 through WPB-1349. 

USCGC W. Flores (WPC-1103)

USCGC William Flores (WPC-1103)

154' Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters

Flores was commissioned‎ on ‎November 3, 2012 and is based in Miami, FL. It's the third of the Fast Response Cutters. Heavily-armed and able to travel at speeds in excess of 28 knots, these cutters are uniquely capable of responding with speed, agility, and power to any crisis.

USCGC Forward (WMEC-911)

USCGC Forward (WMEC-911)

270' Medium Endurance Cutter

Forward is home ported at the Integraded Support Command (ISC) Portsmouth, VA. Built by Derecktor Shipyard, Middletown, Rhode Island. The keel was laid July 11, 1986, and the ship commissioned August 4, 1990.

USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721)

USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721)

378' High Endurance Cutter.

Gallatin was laid down at Avondale Shipyards 17 April 1967, as the seventh ship of her class. Launched 18 November 1967 and commissioned on 20 December 1968. Gallatin served with the United States Coast Guard until 31 March 2014, when she was decommissioned.

USCGC W. Griesser (WPC-1116)

USCGC Winslow W. Griesser (WPC-1116)

154' Sentinel Class Cutter

She is the fourth of six Sentinel-class vessels to be stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was commissioned on March 11, 2016. Built by Bollinger shipyards.  Their motto is "Strength without Bounds."

USCGC Legare (WMEC-912)

USCGC Legare (WMEC-912)

270' Medium Endurance Cutter

Legare was laid down July 11, 1986 at Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated of Middletown, Rhode Island. Legare was commissioned August 4, 1990 at her homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia.

Coast Guard Cutters cont'd

USCGC Maui (WPB-1304)

USCGC Maui (WPB-1304)

110' Patrol Cutter

Maui is conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the gulf as apart of Combined Task Force 158.  MSO helps set conditions for security and stability.

USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726)

USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726)

378' Hamilton Class Cutter

Midgett is the twelfth of the USCGC's fleet of 378 ft. high endurance cutters. With a crew of 24 officers and one hundred sixty enlisted men and women, she is homeported in Seattle, WA.

USCGC Naushon (WPB-1311)

USCGC Naushon (WPB-1311)

 110' Island Patrol Cutter

Homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska, the CGC Naushon is a 110-foot, multi-mission patrol boat operating in an area of responsibility within the coastal waters of Alaska.

USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)

378' Hamilton Class Cutter

Rush was constructed at Avondale Shipyard,   launched November 16, 1968, and based out of USCG Base Sand Island, Honolulu, HI.  Rush was decommissioned on February 3, 2015.

USCGC B. C. Webber (WPC-1101)

USCGC Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101)

154' Sentinel Class Cutter

Webber commissioned on April 14, 2012 and its homeport is the Port of Miami, Florida. Their motto is "Determination heeds no interference."

USCGC Robert Yered (WPC-1104)

USCGC Robert Yered (WPC-1104)

154' Sentinel Class Cutter

Yered is a Sentinel-class cutter based in Miami, Florida. She was commissioned on February 15, 2012 and her moto is "A heritage of gallantry."