About Us

USS CHINOOK (PC-9) is the nineth Cyclone class Patrol (coastal) ship which is currently homeported in Bahrain. The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveillance, an important aspect of littoral operations outlined in the Navy's strategy, "Forward...From the Sea." 

Ship Information:

Class and Type:  Cyclone-class patrol ship Length - 179 feet Beam (Maximum)- 25 feet
Speed: 30+ knots
Draft (Navigational)- 9 feet
Displacement- 380 tons full load
Complement- 4 Officers 23 Enlisted
Ordered: 19 July 1991
Builder: Bollinger Machine, Lockport, Louisiana Laid down: 16 June 1993
Launched: 26 Feb 1994
Acquired: 5 August 1995
Commissioned: 28 January 1995
Homeport: Manama, Bahrain
Propulsion:  4 Paxman diesels, 4 propellers


2 25mm Mk-38 machine guns
2 machine guns
2 Mk-19 Automatic grenade launchers
2 M240B machine guns