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USS Monsoon (PC 4)

USS MONSOON is the fourth 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 8, 2004, the MONSOON was decommissioned and officially transfered to the US Coast Guard where she was recommissioned as USCGC MONSOON (WPC 4). Transfered back to the Navy and recommissioned as USS MONSOON on August 22, 2008, the MONSOON is presently homeported in Little Creek, Va.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 3, 1990
Keel laid: February 15, 1992
Launched: October 10, 1992
Commissioned: January 22, 1994
Decommissioned: October 8, 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 MONSOON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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