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.


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]


  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.