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USCGC Halibut (WPB-87340)
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Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Halibut
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Commissioned: April 26, 2002
Homeport: Marina del Rey, California
Status: in active service, as of 2022
General characteristics
Class & type: Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat
Displacement: 91 Long ton
Length: 87 ft (27 m)
Beam: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)
Draft: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU diesels
Speed: 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 900 nmi (1,700 km)
Endurance: 5 days
Complement: 10
Armament: 2 × .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns

The USCGC Halibut is a Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat, based in Marina del Rey, California.[1] Her patrol area is the 300 miles (480 km) from Morro Bay to Dana Point, and several important offshore islands.

Like her sister ships, the Halibut was built at the Bollinger Shipyards, in Lockport, Louisiana.[2] Commissioned on April 26, 2002, she replaced the Point-class cutter USCGC Point Bridge.

In the early morning of December 2, 2012, the Halibut encountered a suspicious vessel, and dispatched her pursuit boat to investigate.[3][4][5][6] The crew of the pursuit boat hailed the vessel and attempted to board her for an inspection, upon which the suspicious vessel rammed the Halibut's boat. Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne, the Halibut's second in command, is credited with heroically pushing a colleague to safety at the cost of his own life.


  1. "CGC HALIBUT (WPB 87340): Featured Photo". USCG. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2014-08-06. "HALIBUT is under the operational command of Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach and is responsible for patrolling 300 miles of the southern California coast from Morro Bay to Dana Point, including the Channel Islands and Catalina Island." 
  2. "CGC HALIBUT (WPB 87340): HALIBUT HISTORY". USCG. Retrieved 2014-02. "HALIBUT replaced USCGC POINT BRIDGE (WPB 82338), an 82 foot patrol boat that had been stationed in Marina Del Rey since 1964." 
  3. Christopher Lagan (2014-07-30). "Coast Guard to name cutter for BMCS Terrell Horne III". Coast Guard Compass. Retrieved 2014-08-06. "The Commandant personally informed the Horne family earlier today a fast response cutter will bear Terrell’s name in honor of his sacrifice and faithful service in defense of his nation." 
  4. "Citation to accompany the award of the Goast Guard Meal (posthumously) to Terrell E. Horne, III, Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate, United States Coast Guard". Unite States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2014-08-06. 
  5. Kevin Roderick (2014-02-05). "Mexican smugglers convicted in sea death of Coast Guard Chief Horne". LA Observed. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-08-06. "Two Mexican nationals from Ensenada who were apprehended on a smuggling panga in December 2012 were convicted today in the death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III." 
  6. Kate Mather (2014-02-15). "Mexican nationals convicted in 2012 death of Coast Guardsman". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2014-08-02. Retrieved 2014-08-06. "Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III's death made him the first Coast Guardsman murdered in the line of duty since 1927, officials said. Horne, who spent 14 years with the Coast Guard, was posthumously promoted to the rank of senior chief petty officer." 

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