USS TYPHOON is the fifth 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: May 15, 1992|
|Launched: March 3, 1993|
|Commissioned: February 12, 1994|
|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 |
2 Mk-19 automatic grenade launchers; 6 stinger missiles
|Homeport: Manama, Bahrain|
|Crew: 4 officers, 24 enlisted and 8 Special Forces personnel|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TYPHOON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS TYPHOON:
|November 7, 2003||southeast of Cape Henry|
After assisting a Coast Guard boarding team during a homeland security boarding of a liquid gas tanker, sailors from TYPHOON returned to their ship in the RHIB at approx. 4 a.m. local time. While the RHIB was alongside the ship to be recovered, swells first knocked Engineman 2nd Class Douglas Bolles, 43, into the water, followed by the RHIB capsizing and a second Sailor falling into the water. The second Sailor was recovered by TYPHOON and had no injuries while Bolles remained missing.
An exhaustive search involving numerous ships and assets from the US Navy and US Coast Guard was called off November 10 at 8.45 a.m. Bolles was subsequently declared dead.
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