Island-Class Patrol Boat
The Island-class patrol boat is a class of cutters of the United States Coast Guard. 49 cutters of the class were built, of which 41 remain in commission. Their hull numbers are WPB-1301 through WPB-1349.
|Class & type:||Island-class patrol boat (WPB)|
|Length:||110 ft (34 m)|
|Beam:||21 ft (6.4 m)|
|Draft:||6.5 ft (2.0 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 Paxman Valenta or Caterpillar diesels|
|Boats & landing
|1 - Cutter Boat Medium (Yamaha 90 HP outboard engine)|
|Complement:||16 (2 officers, 14 enlisted)|
|Armament:||Mk 38 25 mm chain gun
2 x M2 .50-cal MG
The 110' Island-class patrol boats are a U.S. Coast Guard modification of a highly successful British-designed patrol boat. With excellent range and seakeeping capabilities, the Island class, all named after U.S. islands, replaced the older 95-foot Cape-class cutters. These cutters are equipped with advanced electronics and navigation equipment and are used on the front lines of the Coast Guard's Maritime Homeland Security, Migrant Interdiction, Fisheries Enforcement, and Search-and-Rescue missions.
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