USS Gemini (PHM-6)

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USS Gemini
USS Gemini during exercise UNITAS 85
History
Name: USS Gemini
Awarded: 20 October 1977
Builder: Boeing Marine Systems, Renton, Washington
Laid down: 13 May 1980
Launched: 17 February 1982
Commissioned: 13 November 1982
Decommissioned: 30 July 1993
Motto: Done Swiftly, Done Well
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 19 August 1996. Later converted into a yacht
General characteristics
Class and type: Pegasus-class hydrofoil
Displacement: 255 long tons (259 t) full
Length: 133 ft (41 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) hullborne
  • 48 knots (89 km/h; 55 mph) foilborne
Complement: 4 officers, 17 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:

USS Gemini (PHM-6) was the final ship of her class of hydrofoils operated by the U.S. Navy. She was named for the constellation.

Pegasus class vessels were designed for high speed and mobility, and carried an armament powerful for its size, consisting of Harpoon anti-ship missiles and a 76 mm cannon.

USS Gemini was converted into a yacht after decommissioning, but was later sold for scrap.[1]

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  1. ^ "USS Gemini, yacht on Cape Fear, sold for scrap metal". StarNews Online. Retrieved 1 July 2016.