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USS Cyclone (PC 1)

- decommissioned -

USS CYCLONE was the lead ship of the Navy's CYCLONE - class of patrol coastal boats. The ship was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on February 28, 2000, and was given to the US Coast Guard the next day. There, the CYCLONE was re-commissioned as USCGC CYCLONE (WPC 1). Serving in this role for another four years, the ship was finally transfered to the Philippines on March 8, 2004, where the CYCLONE entered naval service as BRP MARIANO ALVAREZ (PS 38).

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 3, 1990
Keel laid: June 22, 1991
Launched: February 1, 1992
Commissioned: August 7, 1993
Decommissioned: February 28, 2000
Builder: Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Lockport, Louisiana
Propulsion system:4 Paxman diesels
Propellers: four
Length: 170 feet (51.8 meters)
Beam: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Draft: 7.5 feet (2.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 331 tons
Speed: 35 knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: 2 25mm Mk-38 machine guns; 2 .50 cal machine guns;
2 Mk-19 automatic grenade launchers; 6 stinger missiles
Crew: 4 officers, 24 enlisted and 8 Special Forces personnel


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CYCLONE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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