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USS Thunderbolt (PC 12)

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USS THUNDERBOLT is the 12th CYCLONE - class coastal patrol boat. Between March and July 1998, she served in the US Coast Guard as USCGC THUNDERBOLT (WPC 12) for an operational evaluation program and 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: June 9, 1994
Launched: December 2, 1994
Commissioned: October 7, 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: Little Creek, Va.
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 THUNDERBOLT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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