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 US Navy Patrol Craft (PC) 

Displacement: 341 tons
Length: 170 feet
Beam: 25 feet 
Draft: 7.8 feet 
Propulsion: 4 Paxman 3,350 hp diesels, 2 shafts 
Range: 3,000 miles 
Speed: 35+ kts 
Crew: 4 + 24 + 9 SEALs 
Weapons: 1 Mk 38 25mm (forward), 1 Mk 96 25mm/40mm Mk 19 grenade launcher/Stinger missile (aft), 4 weapons stations (on 01 level) for Mk 95 twin .50 BMG, 40mm Mk 19 grenade launcher, or 7.62mm mg. 2 weapons stations on stern for 7.62mm mgs, .50 BMGs, or Mk 19 40mm grenade launchers. 


Photo: US Navy

  

NOTE: These vessels are very similar to the “Asheville”-class patrol gunboats (PG) used in Viet Nam and post-war. All “Cyclone”-class patrol craft (PC) were transferred to the USCG in 2002. Hull is steel, superstructure is aluminum.


PC Weapons

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 Mk 38 25mm gun on USS Tornado (PC-14)   Photo: US Navy   Mk 38 25mm gun on USS Tornado (PC-14)   Photo: US Navy   Mk 96 combination gun mount on USS Tornado (PC-14).   Photo: US Navy Mk 96 combination gun mount on USS Tornado (PC-14).   Photo: US Navy
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Mk 95 twin .50 Browning machine guns on USS Tornado (PC-14). Mk 95 twin .50 Browning machine guns on USS Tornado (PC-14). Mk 19 Mod 3 40mm grenade launcher on USS Tornado (PC-14) Photo: US Navy 30’ RIB in launch position on USS Tornado (PC-14).  Photo: US Navy

 

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