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Cyclone Class Patrol Coastal Ship

The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveillance, an important aspect of littoral operations outlined in the Navy's maritime strategy. The Cyclone-class PCs are particularly suited for the maritime homeland security mission and have been employed jointly with the U.S. Coast Guard to help protect our nation's coastline, ports and waterways from terrorist attack; in addition, the ships have been forward deployed to the Gulf region in support of the war on terrorism.
Cyclone Class Patrol Coastal Ship Copyright © Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman, U.S. Navy

Status

In active service

Contractor

Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Inc

Complement

4 Officers
24 Enlisted Personnel

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 54.56 meters 179 feet
Beam: 7.62 meters 25 feet
Draft: 2.29 meters (at full load) 7.5 feet (at full load)
Weight
Displacement: 386.9 metric tons 380 long tons
Features
Propulsion: four Paxman diesels; four shafts
Performance: 3 350 shaft horsepower
Speed: 35 knots (64.82 kilometers per hour) (40.28 miles per hour)

Ship list

Hull number Ship name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
PC 1 USS Cyclone 1993-08-07 2000-02-28 Decommissioned
PC 2 USS Tempest 1993-08-21 - In active service
PC 3 USS Hurricane 1993-10-15 - In active service
PC 4 USS Monsoon 1994-01-22 - In active service
PC 5 USS Typhoon 1994-02-12 - In active service
PC 6 USS Sirocco 1994-06-11 - In active service
PC 7 USS Squall 1994-07-04 - In active service
PC 8 USS Zephyr 1994-10-15 - In active service
PC 9 USS Chinook 1995-01-28 - In active service
PC 10 USS Firebolt 1995-06-10 - In active service
PC 11 USS Whirlwind 1995-07-01 - In active service
PC 12 USS Thunderbolt 1995-10-07 - In active service
PC 13 USS Shamal 1996-01-27 - In active service
PC 14 USS Tornado 2000-06-24 - In active service
PC 15 - - Cancelled
PC 16 - - Cancelled
PC 17 - - Cancelled