USCGC Shamal (WPC-13)

USCGC Shamal (WPC-13)
Career (US)
Ordered: 19 July 1991
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Laid down: 23 September 1994
Launched: 3 March 1995
Acquired: 31 October 1995
Commissioned: 27 January 1996
Recommissioned: 30 September 2011
Decommissioned: 1 October 2004
Homeport: Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida
Career (US)
Acquired: 1 October 2004
Homeport: Little Creek, Virginia
General characteristics
Class & type:
Displacement: 331 tons
Length: 174 ft (53 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draught: 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Complement: 4 officers, 24 men
Armament: (USN) 2 Mk38 chain guns
2 Mk19 grenade launchers
2 .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
6 Stinger missiles

USS Shamal (PC-13) is the thirteenth Cyclone class patrol (coastal) ship. Shamal was laid down 23 September 1994 by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana and launched 3 March 1995. She was commissioned 27 January 1996. Decommissioned by the United States Navy 1 October 2004 and transferred to the United States Coast Guard and recommissioned the USCGC Shamal (WPC-13).

Shamal was transferred back to the Navy on 30 September 2011, and is once again designated PC-13.[1][2]


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External links

  • Federation of American Scientists, Cyclone class ship characteristics
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