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USCGC Sea Fox (WPB-87374)
Bridge of the USCGC Sea Fox -a.jpg
The bridge of the USCGC Sea Fox.
Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Sea Fox
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Homeport: Seattle, Washington
Status: in active service, as of 2021
General characteristics
Class & type: Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat
Displacement: 91 lt
Length: 87 ft (27 m)
Beam: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)
Draft: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU diesels
Speed: 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 900 nmi (1,700 km)
Endurance: 5 days
Complement: 10
Armament: 2 × .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns

The USCGC Sea Fox was the last Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat to be built. Her home port is Seattle, Washington.[1][2]

Unlike most cutters in her class she is owned by the United States Navy, although she is staffed by United States Coast Guard personnel.[2] She and her sister ship, the USCGC Sea Devil are employed to protect the Navy's largest submarines, the nuclear-armed Trident class, while in and near their moorings in Puget Sound.

References[]

  1. "Bollinger Shipyards delivers final Marine Protector-class CPB". Industry News. 2009-05-13. http://www.yourindustrynews.com/bollinger+shipyards+delivers+final+marine+protector-class+cpb_32181.html. ""We're very sad to see the Sea Fox leave. This contract was suppose to end at 51 vessels, and now we're at 75," said Christopher Bollinger, executive vice president of new construction. "We're excited to see the workmanship continue as we start the next contract for 36 boats."" 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Friedrich (2008-06-20). "Enlisting a Coast Guard Cutter to Protect Navy Subs". Kitsap Sun. http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/local-news/new-coast-guard-cutters-only-job-to-protect-navy. "A second 87-foot cutter, the Sea Fox, is being built and will be added next year." 

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