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USS Monsoon (PC-4)
USS Monsoon (PC-4)
USS Monsoon (PC-4)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Monsoon (PC-4)
Namesake: Monsoon
Ordered: 3 August 1990
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Laid down: 15 February 1992
Launched: 10 October 1992
Acquired: 20 September 1993
Commissioned: 22 January 1994
Homeport: Manama, Bahrain
Motto: Strike with fury.
Status: In service
USS Monsoon Crest.jpg
General characteristics
Class & type: Cyclone-class patrol ship
Displacement: 331 tons
Length: 174 ft (53 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft: 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Propulsion: 4 Paxman Vallenta 1600 MPDE
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Complement: 4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces
Armament: (USN) 2 M242 Bushmaster MK38 Mod 2 chain guns
2 Mk19 grenade launchers
2 .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
8 AGM-176 Griffins

USS Monsoon (PC-4) is the fourth Cyclone class patrol (coastal) ship. Monsoon was laid down by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana on 15 February 1992 and launched 10 October 1992. She was commissioned 22 January 1994 by the United States Navy. She was decommissioned 1 October 2004 and loaned to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Monsoon (WPC-4). She was returned to the U.S. Navy on 22 August 2008.[citation needed]

During her time as a U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Monsoon helped with the arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Francisco Javier Arellano Félix while he was deep-sea fishing off the Baja Peninsula. The crew of Monsoon took him into custody and towed his U.S. registered fishing boat, Dock Holiday to San Diego from international waters.[1]

By 2014, the US Navy will have ended ended rotational crewing onboard the Patrol Craft class of ship. PC Crew India will be made USS Monsoon's permanent crew in 2014.[citation needed]


  1. Sean Alfano (16 August 2006). "Feds Land A Big Fish". CBS News. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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