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USCGC Cape Small (WPB-95300)
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Name: USCGC Cape Small (WPB-95300)
Owner: United States Coast Guard
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Coast Guard Yard
Commissioned: 17 July 1953
Decommissioned: 13 April 1987
Homeport: Hilo, Hawaii (1953-1987)
Fate: Transferred to Marshall Islands, 10 December 1987
General characteristics
Class & type: Cape class
Displacement: 102 long tons (114 short tons)
Length:
  • 90 ft (27 m) waterline
  • 95 ft (29 m) overall
Beam: 20 ft (6.1 m) max
Draft: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Propulsion:
  • 4 Cummins VT-600 diesels
  • 2 Detroit 16V149 diesels (renovated)
Speed:
  • 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • 24 knots (44 km/h) (renovated)
  • Range: 1,418 nautical miles (2,626 km; 1,632 mi)
    Complement: 15
    Armament:

    USCGC Cape Small was United States Coast Guard steel-hulled patrol boat of the 95-Foot or Cape class.[1] She was stationed in Hilo, Hawaii from 1953 to 1987 where she assisted in law enforcement as well as search and rescue operations. In December 1968, she assisted with the search and eventually rescued the pilot of a Piper Cherokee that ditched in the ocean 9 miles North of Hawaii's big island.[1]

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