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USS Sirocco (PC 6)

USS SIROCCO is the sixth CYCLONE - class patrol coastal boat. Commissioned at the Washington Navy Yard, the SIROCCO became the first US Navy ship commissioned there in almost 120 years. From November 2001 on, the CYCLONE - class ships were temporarily operated under US Coast Guard control for homeland defense. On April 30, 2004, the SIROCCO left Little Creek on a 18-month deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Operations. During the deployment, the ship's crew was swapped out every 6 months. This "crew swap" initiative increases the Navy's forward presence by providing an extra 90 days of on-station time per vessel.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 3, 1990
Keel laid: June 20, 1992
Launched: May 29, 1993
Commissioned: June 11, 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: 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 SIROCCO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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