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USS Chinook (PC 9)

USS CHINOOK is the 9th CYCLONE - class patrol coastal boat. From November 2001 on, the CYCLONE - class ships were temporarily operated under US Coast Guard control for homeland defense. For Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the CHINOOK was deployed to the Persian Gulf for 18 months from 2003 to 2004. During the deployment, CHINOOK's crew was swapped out every 6 months. Such a "crew swap" initiative increases the Navy's forward presence by providing an extra 90 days of on-station time per vessel.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 19, 1991
Keel laid: June 16, 1993
Launched: February 26, 1994
Commissioned: January 28, 1995
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: Manama, Bahrain
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 CHINOOK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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