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USS Shamal (PC 13)

- decommissioned -

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USS SHAMAL was the 13th CYCLONE - class patrol coastal boat. From November 2001 on, the CYCLONE - class ships were temporarily operated under US Coast Guard control for homeland defense. On December 6, 2004, the SHAMAL was decommissioned and officially transfered to the US Coast Guard where she was recommissioned as USCGC SHAMAL (WPC 13). The SHAMAL is scheduled to be re-transfered to the Navy in October 2011.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 19, 1991
Keel laid: September 23, 1994
Launched: March 3, 1995
Commissioned: January 27, 1996
Decommissioned: December 6, 2004
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 SHAMAL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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