Gordon Schreck, a retired partner in the Charleston office, was among a handful of private-sector maritime industry guests and dignitaries invited to attend the commissioning ceremony of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter CALHOUN (WMSL 759), at a ceremony held at the Charleston Coast Guard base on April 20, 2024.  Among those dignitaries in attendance was Admiral Linda Fagan, the first female Commandant of the Coast Guard, who in her address to the audience noted that the CALHOUN was the fourth of what will eventually be 7 national security cutters based in Charleston, making it the largest Coast Guard cutter base on the U.S. East Coast.  

Following his retirement from a distinguished 50-year in private practice, during which he represented the world’s major shipowners and their marine insurers at the port of Charleston, Schreck accepted an appointment as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law at the Charleston School of Law, where he now teaches a course on Intermodal Container Transportation Law to 2L and 3L students.  Meanwhile, he continues to be active in the maritime industry, serving as board chair emeritus of the Maritime Association of S.C., and as a private-sector appointee to Coast Guard Sector Charleston’s Area Maritime Security Committee. 

Shown in the pictures are the USCGC CALHOUN, and Schreck with Commandant Fagan.  

An image of the USCGC Calhoun