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USCGC Dorado (WPB-87306)
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Name: USCGC Dorado (WPB-87306)
Operator: United States Coast Guard
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Commissioned: April 1999
Motto: Per Officium Virtus
("Virtue Through Duty")[1]
Status: in active service, as of 2013
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: Marine Protector class coastal patrol boat
Displacement: 91 long tons (92 t)
Length: 87 ft (27 m)
Beam: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)
Draft: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 1,500 hp (1,119 kW) MTU twin-turbocharged, eight-cylinder diesels
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)+
Range: 900 nmi (1,700 km)
Endurance: 3 days
Complement: 11
Sensors and
processing systems:
1 × AN/SPS-73 surface search radar
Armament: 2 × .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns

USCGC Dorado (WPB 87306) is the sixth cutter of the Marine Protector class coastal patrol boat. Dorado was built at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana and commissioned in April 1999. Dorado is home ported in Crescent City, California and serves under Coast Guard Group Humboldt Bay in the Eleventh Coast Guard District.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dorado Photo Gallery". United States Coast Guard. 2012. http://www.uscg.mil/d11/cgcdorado/photos.asp. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. "Cutter Dorado (WPB 87306)". United States Coast Guard. 2012. http://www.uscg.mil/d11/cgcDorado/default.asp. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 

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