USCGC Sea Fox (WPB-87374)

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US Navy 090818-N-1325N-003 U. S. Coast Guardsmen man the rails as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox (WPB 87374) is brought to life at Naval Base Kitsap.jpg
Sea Fox at Naval Base Kitsap.
History
United States
Name: USCGC Sea Fox
Namesake: USS Sea Fox
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Acquired: 2009
Homeport: Bangor, Washington
Identification:
Motto: Semper Infensus
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat
Displacement: 91 long tons (92 t)
Length: 87 ft 0 in (26.5 m)
Beam: 19 ft 5 in (5.9 m)
Draft: 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × MTU diesels
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 900 nmi (1,700 km)
Endurance: 5 days
Complement: 10
Armament: 3 × .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns
Unlike most other ships of her class, Sea Fox mounts a gyro-stabilized remote controlled machine gun.

USCGC Sea Fox was the last Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat to be built. Her home port is Bangor, Washington.[1][2]

Unlike most cutters in her class she is owned by the United States Navy, although she is staffed by United States Coast Guard personnel.[2] She and her sister ship, USCGC Sea Devil are employed to protect the Navy's largest submarines, the nuclear-armed Ohio class, while in and near their moorings in Puget Sound.[3] USCGC Sea Dragon and USCGC Sea Dog guard the submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia. These four vessels mount an additional gyro-stabilized remotely controlled machine gun.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bollinger Shipyards delivers final Marine Protector-class CPB". Industry News. 2009-05-13. We're very sad to see the Sea Fox leave. This contract was supposed to end at 51 vessels, and now we're at 75," said Christopher Bollinger, executive vice president of new construction. "We're excited to see the workmanship continue as we start the next contract for 36 boats.
  2. ^ a b Ed Friedrich (2008-06-20), Enlisting a Coast Guard Cutter to Protect Navy Subs, Kitsap Sun, archived from the original on 2016-10-02, A second 87-foot cutter, the Sea Fox, is being built and will be added next year.
  3. ^ HMC James T. Flynn, Jr., USNR(ret) (2014-06-23). "U. S. Coast Guard: Small Cutters and Patrol Boats 1915 - 2012" (PDF). US Coast Guard. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-01. The four boats which are stationed at Kitsap, WA and Kings Bay, GA submarine bases have an extra remotely operated 50 cal. m.g.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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