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USS Tempest (PC-2)
USS Tempest (PC-2)
USS Tempest (PC-2)
Career (US)
Ordered: 3 August 1990
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Laid down: 30 September 1991
Launched: 4 April 1992
Commissioned: 21 August 1993
Recommissioned: 23 August 2008
Decommissioned: 30 September 2005
Reclassified: 1 October 2005
Homeport: Naval Support Activity Bahrain
Fate: Recommissioned active USN
Status: Active
Badge: USS Tempest PC-2 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Cyclone-class patrol ship
Displacement: 331 tons
Length: 174 ft (53 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft: 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Installed power: 2 x Caterpillar 3306
Propulsion: 4 × Paxman Valenta Diesels, 3600 bhp
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 Volvo diesel powered RHIB
Complement: (USN)4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces, (USCG)2 officers, 28 men
Armament: (USN) 2 × Mk38 chain guns
2 × Mk19 grenade launchers
2 × .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
6 × Stinger missiles

USS Tempest (PC-2) is the second Cyclone-class Patrol (coastal) ship. Decommissioned 30 September 2005 and loaned to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Tempest (WPC-2). She was placed in 'Commission Special' status until December 2005, when she was formally commissioned as a Coast Guard cutter. She was returned to the US Navy on 22 August 2008. In 2013, Tempest shifted homeport to Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

External links[edit | edit source]

USS Tempest, July 2003

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