USS Zephyr (PC-8)
|Ordered:||3 August 1990|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Laid down:||6 March 1993|
|Launched:||3 December 1993|
|Acquired:||16 August 1994|
|Commissioned:||15 October 1994|
|Decommissioned:||1 October 2004|
|Motto:||Leading The Charge|
|Nickname(s):||The Eight Ballers|
|Status:||in active service. Loaned to the United States Coast Guard 2004-2011, transferred back to the U.S Navy late 2011|
|Class and 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)|
|Range:||2,000 nmi (3,700 km; 2,300 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Complement:||4 officers, 28 men|
Zephyr is the eighth ship of thirteen in the Cyclone-class. All ships in this class are named after weather elements. Zephyr is the first Navy vessel to bear the name. She was laid down 6 March 1993, by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana and launched 3 December 1993. She was commissioned on 14 October 1994 and decommissioned 1 October 2004 and transferred to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Zephyr (WPC-8).
Zephyr is currently undergoing repairs at Colonas Shipyards in Norfolk, Virginia.
- "Patrol Coastal Ships - PC". U.S. Navy. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
- navsource.org: USCGC Zephyr (WPC-8)
- Federation of American Scientists, Cyclone class ship characteristics
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