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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|
|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|
|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|
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.
USS THUNDERBOLT Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the THUNDERBOLT at the Ocean Marine Shipyard at Portsmouth, Va., on October 28, 2010.