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USS Squall (PC 7)

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USS SQUALL is the seventh CYCLONE - class patrol coastal boat. From November 2001 on, the CYCLONE - class ships were temporarily operated under US Coast Guard control for homeland defense.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 3, 1990
Keel laid: February 17, 1993
Launched: August 28, 1993
Commissioned: July 4, 1994
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 SQUALL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photo below was taken by me and shows the SQUALL at the BAE Shipyard at Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2010. Unfortunately, only the stern was visible.



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