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USS Tempest (PC 2)

USS TEMPEST is the second 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 October 1, 2004, the TEMPEST was decommissioned and officially transfered to the US Coast Guard where she was recommissioned as USCGC TEMPEST (WPC 2). Transfered back to the Navy and recommissioned as USS TEMPEST on August 22, 2008, the TEMPEST is presently homeported in Little Creek, Va.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 3, 1990
Keel laid: September 30, 1991
Launched: April 4, 1992
Commissioned: August 21, 1993
Decommissioned: October 1, 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
Homeport: Little Creek, VA.
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 TEMPEST. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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