USS CHINOOK


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."  Different crews, are embarked onboard PC’s for six to seven months.

Ship Information:

  • Class and Type:  Cyclone-class patrol ship
  • Length - 179 feet
  • Beam (Maximum)- 25 feet
  • Speed: 30+ knots
  • Draft (Navigational)- 8 feet
  • Displacement– 288 tons full load
  • Complement– 4 Officers 23 Enlisted
  • Ordered: 19 July 1991
  • Builder: Bollinger Machine, Lockport, Louisiana
  • Laid down: 9 June 1994
  • Launched: 2 December 1994
  • Acquired: 5 August 1995
  • Commissioned: 7 October 1995
  • Homeport: Little Creek, Virginia
  • Propulsion:  4 Paxman diesels, 4 propellers

Equipment:

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