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USS Tornado (PC-14)
USCGC Tornado (WPC 14)
Career (US)
Ordered: 14 August 1997
Builder: Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana
Laid down: 25 August 1998
Launched: 7 June 1999
Acquired: 13 March 2000
Commissioned: 24 June 2000
Recommissioned: 6 December 2011(USCG)
Decommissioned: 1 October 2004
Homeport: Little Creek, Virginia
Motto: Focused Precision
Status: In Service
Badge: USS Tornado PC-14 COA.png
USCGC Tornado WPC-14 COA.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Cyclone-class patrol ship
Displacement: 331 tons
Length: 179 ft (55 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draught: 7.5 ft (2.3 m)
Installed power: 2 CAT Marine SSDG
Propulsion: 4 Paxman Valenta Diesel Engines
Speed: 31 knots
Boats & landing
craft carried:
USCG Over the Horizon
Crew: 2 officers, 3 chiefs, 25 enlisted
Armament: (USN) 2 × Mk38 chain guns
2 × Mk19 grenade launchers
2 × .50 (12.7 mm) machine guns
6 × Stinger missiles

USS Tornado (PC-14) is the fourteenth and last Cyclone class patrol (coastal) ship, notable for being the only ship in the class designed with shaping features for signature management. She was laid down by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana 25 August 1998 and launched 7 June 1999. She was commissioned by the United States Navy 24 June 2000, decommissioned 1 October 2004 and transferred to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Tornado (WPC-14).

Tornado was transferred back to the Navy on 30 September 2011, and is once again designated PC-14.[1][2]


  • 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.

External links

Tornado in the Gulf of Mexico, December 2004

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