USCGC Galveston Island (WPB-1349)

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Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Galveston Island
Namesake: Galveston Island, Texas
Operator: US Coast Guard
Laid down: 1 July 1988[1]
Commissioned: 5 June 1992
Homeport: Honolulu, Hawaii
Status: Active in service
General characteristics
Class & type: Island-class cutter
Displacement: 164 tons
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Draft: 6.5 ft (2.0 m)
Propulsion: Twin Paxman Valenta 16-CM RP-200M
Speed: 30+ knots
Range: 9,900 miles
Endurance: 6 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 - RHI (90 HP outboard engine)
Complement: 22 personnel (3 officers, 19 enlisted)
Armament: 25 mm Mk 38 machine gun
5 x .50 caliber machine guns
1 x MK 19 40MM Grenade Launcher Various Small Arms
Notes: Communications: VHF and HF

USCGC Galveston Island (WPB 1349) is an Island-class patrol boat used by the United States Coast Guard for law enforcement and search and rescue duties. She was commissioned on 5 June 1992 and was the last of the Island-class patrol boats built. Her original homeport was Apra Harbor, Guam, but later changed to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she is now stationed.

The 110-foot Island-class patrol boat is a Coast Guard modification of the British shipbuilder, Vosper Thornycroft patrol boat design.[2] With range and seakeeping capabilities, the Island class, all named after U.S. islands, replaced the older 95-foot Cape-class cutters. These cutters are equipped with advanced electronics and navigation equipment.[1][3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b "USCGC GALVESTON ISLAND (WPB 1349)". US Coast Guard. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Scheina, p 63
  3. ^ "110-foot Patrol Boat (WPB) - Island Class". Aircraft, Boats, and Cutters. US Coast Guard. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 

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