USS Monsoon (PC-4)
USS Monsoon (PC-4) sailing up the Hudson River in May 2010.
|Name:||USS Monsoon (PC-4)
USCGC Monsoon (WPC-4)
|Ordered:||3 August 1990|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||15 February 1992|
|Launched:||10 October 1992|
|Acquired:||20 September 1993|
|Commissioned:||22 January 1994|
|Motto:||Strike with fury.|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2015[update]|
|Class and type:||Cyclone-class patrol ship|
|Length:||174 ft (53 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draft:||7.5 ft (2.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||4 Paxman Vallenta 1600 MPDE|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
|Boats and landing
|Complement:||4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces|
|Armament:||(USN) 2 M242 Bushmaster MK38 Mod 2 chain guns
2 Mk19 grenade launchers
2 .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
8 AGM-176 Griffins
USS Monsoon (PC-4) is the fourth Cyclone class patrol (coastal) ship. Monsoon was laid down by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana on 15 February 1992 and launched 10 October 1992. She was commissioned 22 January 1994 by the United States Navy. She was decommissioned 1 October 2004 and loaned to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Monsoon (WPC-4). She was returned to the U.S. Navy on 22 August 2008.
U.S. Coast Guard
During her time as a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Monsoon, along with USCGC Boutwell helped with the arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Francisco Javier Arellano Félix while he was deep-sea fishing off the Baja Peninsula. The crew of Monsoon took him into custody and his U.S. registered fishing boat, Dock Holiday was towed back to San Diego from international waters by an unknown Coast Guard 87 foot patrol boat.
- NavSource Online: Patrol Craft Coastal Photo Archive. "USS Monsoon (PC-4), ex-USCGC Monsoon (WPC 4)". NavSource.org. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
- Alfano, Sean; "Feds Land A Big Fish", CBS News
- References used
- Alfano, Sean (16 August 2006). "Feds Land A Big Fish". CBS News. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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