USS CHINOOK


About Us

USS CHINOOK (PC-9) is the ninth 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." 

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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

Equipment:

  • 2 25mm Mk-38 machine guns
  • 2 50.cal machine guns
  • 2 Mk-19 Automatic grenade launchers
  • 2 M240B machine guns