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     PC-1 Cyclone      

Fotografia deJuly 1997. Black Sea. Photo from the archives of А. Andreev.
Country: USA.
Class, [Type]: Cyclone, [PC].

Callsign: NYOE ( November Yankee Oscar Echo )

Builder: Bollinger Shipbuilding, Lockport, USA.
Launch date: 1 February 1991.
Commission date: 7 August 1993.
Decommission date: 28 February 2000.

Dimensions ( metres ): 52 x 7,5 x 2.
Main machinery: 4 x Paxman marine diesels ( 14400 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 35.
Range ( miles ): 2500 at 12 knots.
Complement: 36 ( 4 officers, 8 special forces ).

Guns: 1 x 1 25mm Mk38 Bushmaster, 1 x 1 25mm Mk96, 2 x 2 12,7mm, 2 x 1 40mm Mk19 grenade launchers.
Missiles: SAM: 1 x 6 Stinger.

Radar: Navigation: 2100M.
Sonar: Wesmar.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x chaff launchers Mk52; ESM: AN/APR-39.
Comment: Transferred to the US Coast Guard in 2000, given to the Pfilippine NAVY in 2004. Renamed Mariano Alvarez ( PS-38 ).

Year of visit the Black Sea:  1997
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