USCGC Ocracoke (WPB-1307)

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USCG Okracoke, Guantanamo.jpg
USCGC Ocracoke, leaving Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, May 12, 2008.
Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Ocracoke
Namesake: Ocracoke Island
Status: Active in service as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Island class patrol boat
Displacement: 168 tons
Length: 110 feet
Beam: 21 feet
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines
Speed: 28 knots
Complement: 2 officers, 15 enlisted
Armament: 25 mm Mk 38 machine gun, 2 .50 cal M2 machine guns


USCGC Ocracoke (WPB-1307) is an Island Class Cutter of the United States Coast Guard.[1] She is homeported in Maine, where she patrols international and territorial waters as a humanitarian, law enforcement, and Homeland Security asset. Her primary missions are Search and Rescue, Counter-Smuggling Activities, and Homeland Security.[2]

As of 2014 she was working out of Portland, Maine.

On March 31, 2015, together with other USCG elements, she assisted the distressed Canadian sailing ship Liana's Ransom, when she lost engine power during a storm off Gloucester, Massachusetts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Army Pfc. Eric Liesse (2008-06-06). "Migrant Ops keep safety at sea paramount" (PDF). The Wire (Guantanamo). pp. 4, 9. Retrieved 2008-06-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 39 Dominican migrants to La Romana". United States Coast Guard. February 9, 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  3. ^ Peter Ziobrowski (2015-03-31). "Former halifax tour boat Liana's Ransom in trouble, crew rescued". Halifax Shipping News. Retrieved 2015-03-31.