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USS Whirlwind (PC 11)

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USS WHIRLWIND is the eleventh CYCLONE - class patrol coastal boat and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. From November 2001 on, the CYCLONE - class ships were temporarily operated under US Coast Guard control for homeland defense.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 19, 1991
Keel laid: March 4, 1994
Launched: September 9, 1994
Commissioned: July 1, 1995
Builder: Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Lockport, Louisiana
Propulsion system:4 Paxman diesels
Propellers: four
Length: 170 feet (51.8 meters)
Beam: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Draft: 7.5 feet (2.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 331 tons
Speed: 35 knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: 2 25mm Mk-38 machine guns; 2 .50 cal machine guns;
2 Mk-19 automatic grenade launchers; 6 stinger missiles
Homeport: Manama, Bahrain
Crew: 4 officers, 24 enlisted and 8 Special Forces personnel


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS WHIRLWIND. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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