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USS Zephyr (PC 8)



USS ZEPHYR is the 8th CYCLONE - class patrol coastal boat. From November 2001 on, the CYCLONE - class ships were temporarily operated under US Coast Guard control for homeland defense. On October 1, 2004, the ZEPHYR was decommissioned and officially transfered to the US Coast Guard where she was recommissioned as USCGC ZEPHYR (WPC 8). The ZEPHYR re-transfered to the Navy on September 30, 2011.

General Characteristics:Awarded: August 3, 1990
Keel laid: March 6, 1993
Launched: December 3, 1993
Commissioned: October 15, 1994
Decommissioned: October 1, 2004
Recommissioned: September 30, 2011
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
Crew: 4 officers, 24 enlisted and 8 Special Forces personnel
Homeport: Mayport, Fla.


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS ZEPHYR. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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