USCGC Galveston Island (WPB-1349)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USCGC Galveston Island|
|Namesake:||Galveston Island, Texas|
|Operator:||US Coast Guard|
|Laid down:||1 July 1988|
|Commissioned:||5 June 1992|
|Status:||Active in service|
|Class and type:||Island-class cutter|
|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|
|Boats and landing
|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. 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.
- "110-foot Patrol Boat (WPB) - Island Class". Aircraft, Boats, and Cutters. US Coast Guard. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- "USCGC GALVESTON ISLAND (WPB 1349)". US Coast Guard. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
- Scheina, Robert L. (1990). U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, 1946-1990. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis. ISBN 978-0-87021-719-7.
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