|USS Monsoon (PC-4)|
USS Monsoon (PC-4)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Monsoon (PC-4)|
|Ordered:||3 August 1990|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||15 February 1992|
|Launched:||10 October 1992|
|Acquired:||20 September 1993|
|Commissioned:||22 January 1994|
|Motto:||Strike with fury.|
|Class & type:||Cyclone-class patrol ship|
|Length:||174 ft (53 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draft:||7.5 ft (2.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 Paxman Vallenta 1600 MPDE|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|Complement:||4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces|
(USN) 2 M242 Bushmaster MK38 Mod 2 chain guns|
2 Mk19 grenade launchers
2 .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
8 AGM-176 Griffins
USS Monsoon (PC-4) is the fourth Cyclone class patrol (coastal) ship. Monsoon was laid down by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana on 15 February 1992 and launched 10 October 1992. She was commissioned 22 January 1994 by the United States Navy. She was decommissioned 1 October 2004 and loaned to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Monsoon (WPC-4). She was returned to the U.S. Navy on 22 August 2008.
During her time as a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Monsoon helped with the arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Francisco Javier Arellano Félix while he was deep-sea fishing off the Baja Peninsula. The crew of Monsoon took him into custody and towed his U.S. registered fishing boat, Dock Holiday to San Diego from international waters.
By 2014, the US Navy will have ended ended rotational crewing onboard the Patrol Craft class of ship. PC Crew India will be made USS Monsoon's permanent crew in 2014.
References[edit | edit source]
- Sean Alfano (16 August 2006). "Feds Land A Big Fish". CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/16/national/main1900869.shtml. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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