Island-class patrol boat

RBJ
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Builder:
Type:
Completed:
49
Complement:
16
Displacement:
168 t
Length:
34 m
Beam:
6.4 m
Propulsion:

2 * Paxman Valenta or Caterpillar diesels

Speed:
29.5 knots
Range:
3300 miles
Electronics:

AN/SPS-73 radar

Armament:
  • Mk 38 25 mm chain gun
  • 2 * M2 .50-cal MG

The Island-class patrol boat is a class of cutters of the United States Coast Guard. 49 cutters of the class were built, of which 37 remain in commission. Their hull numbers are WPB-1301 through WPB-1349.

First of the class, the «A» variant USCGC Farallon (WPB-1301) was delivered in 1986, followed by 16 sisters. «B» variant leader USCGC Baranof (WPB-1318) was delivered in 1988 followed by 19 sisters before the «C» series started with USCGC Grand Isle (WPB-1338) in 1991 with 11 sisters delivered by 1992.

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