USCGC Grand Isle (WPB-1338)

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USCGC Grand Isle (WPB-1338) off Crete in 2003
USCGC Grand Isle (WPB-1338) off Crete in 2003
Career (USA)
Name: USCGC Grand Isle (WPB-1338)
Namesake: Grand Isle, Louisiana
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards[1]
Commissioned: 1991
Status: in active service, as of 2012
General characteristics
Class & type: C-series Island-class patrol boat[2]
Displacement: 153 long tons (155 t)
Length: 110 ft (34 m)
Beam: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Draft: 6.5 ft (2.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 16-cylinder Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines
Speed: 29.5 knots (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph)
Range: 3,300 nmi (6,100 km; 3,800 mi)
Endurance: 5 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 × Cutter Boat Medium (90 HP outboard engine)
Complement: 16 (2 officers, 14 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-64V radar
Armament: 1 × Mk 38 25 mm chain gun
2 × M2HB .50 caliber machine guns
2 × M60 7.62 mm machine guns

The USCGC Grand Isle (WPB-1338) is an Island-class patrol boat operated by the United States Coast Guard.[3] She is based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and named after Grand Isle, Louisiana.

In January 2012 the Grand Isle returned to Gloucester after repairs that took six months.[4] When she entered the Baltimore dockyard in the summer of 2011 she was estimated to require $1.6 million USD in repairs, repairs that would take eight weeks.[5] However more extensive repairs were required, which took longer, and cost $2.7 million USD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPB 110' Island Class : Ship list". globalsecurity.org. 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "WPB 110' Island Class". globalsecurity.org. 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "USCGC Grand Isle". Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission. 2006. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  4. ^ Stephanie Bergman (2012-01-28). "Local cutter's entire Coast Guard class has troubled repair history". Gloucester Times. Retrieved 2012-01-31. "The Grand Isle, meanwhile, is returning to service after undergoing repairs in Baltimore. It cost $2.7 million to replace 530 square feet of the vessel's hull, which was badly pitted and 85 percent deteriorated. That damage was why the Grand Isle, originally scheduled for eight weeks of repairs to cost $1.6 million last summer, remained in Baltimore for so long." 
  5. ^ "Where’s The Grand Isle Been? We Got The Pics From Gloucester’s Cutter Rebuild At The Coast Guard’s Baltimore Yard". Good Morning Gloucester. 2011-12-22. Retrieved 2012-01-31. "Gloucester’s Coast Guard Cutter The Grand Isle was supposed to go for a simple overhaul lasting 8 weeks down in the Coast Guard’s Baltimore Shipyard. 26 weeks later and a ginormous laundry list of unexpected repairs has the Grand Isle crew eager to get back in the water and home to Gloucester."