USCGC Kiska (WPB-1336)

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Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Kiska
Namesake: Kiska Island, Alaska
Homeport: Hilo, 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: 18 personnel (2 officers, 16 enlisted)
Armament: 25 mm Mk 38 machine gun
2 x .50 caliber Machine Gun
Various Small Arms
Notes: International radio call sign: NUSF Communications: VHF and HF

USCGC Kiska (WPB-1336) is an Island class cutter of the United States Coast Guard, named for the island of Kiska, Alaska.

History[edit]

On March 19, 2002 the Kiska intercepted the Taiwanese fishing vessel Full Means II, which had been taken over by its cook, who had murdered the captain and first mate. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McFadden, Robert D. (2002-03-23). "Tales of Mutiny and Murder Unfold After a Missing Taiwanese Ship Is Found". New York Times. Retrieved May 6, 2009.