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|
|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 SQUALL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS SQUALL Image Gallery:
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.