USS Thunderbolt (PC-12)
USS Thunderbolt in both Coast Guard and Navy markings.
|Ordered:||19 July 1991|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||9 June 1994|
|Launched:||2 December 1994|
|Acquired:||5 August 1995|
|Commissioned:||7 October 1995|
|Homeport:||Naval Support Activity Bahrain|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014|
|Class & type:||Cyclone-class patrol ship|
|Length:||174 ft (53 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft (7.6 m)|
|Draught:||7.5 ft (2.3 m)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
|Complement:||4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces|
|Armament:||(USN) 2 Mk38 chain guns
2 Mk19 grenade launchers
2 .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
6 Stinger missiles
USS Thunderbolt (PC-12) is the twelfth Cyclone class patrol ship. Thunderbolt was laid down 9 June 1994 by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana and launched 2 December 1994. She was commissioned by the United States Navy 7 October 1995.
In 2013,Thunderbolt shifted homeport to Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
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