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USCGC Mustang (WPB 1310)

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Homeport  Seward, Alaska
Class and type  Island-class cutter
Beam  21 ft 0 in (6.40 m)
Length  34 m
Status  In service as of 2011
Displacement  154 tons full load
Launched  September 1986
Range  3.5188 million m
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Builder  Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc.

The USCGC Mustang (WPB-1310), (named after Mustang Island off the coast of Texas), is an Island-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. She is stationed in Seward, Alaska, at the top of the Gulf of Alaska. Mustang is one of seven Island-class patrol boats in Alaska. Her primary objective is maritime safety, though she is a multiple-role ship.

Design

The Island-class patrol boats were constructed in Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana. Mustang has an overall length of 110 feet (34 m). It had a beam of 21 feet (6.4 m) and a draft of 7 feet (2.1 m) at the time of construction. The patrol boat has a displacement of 154 tonnes (152 long tons; 170 short tons) at full load and 137 tonnes (135 long tons; 151 short tons) at half load. It is powered two Paxman Valenta 16 CM diesel engines or two Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. It has two 99 kilowatts (135 PS; 133 shp) 3304T diesel generators made by Caterpillar; these can serve as motor–generators. Its hull is constructed from highly strong steel, and the superstructure and major deck are constructed from aluminium.

The Island-class patrol boats have maximum sustained speeds of 29.5 knots (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph). It is fitted with one 25 millimetres (0.98 in) machine gun and two 7.62 millimetres (0.300 in) M60 light machine guns; it may also be fitted with two Browning .50 Caliber Machine Guns. It is fitted with satellite navigation systems, collision avoidance systems, surface radar, and a Loran C system. It has a range of 3,330 miles (2,890 nmi; 5,360 km) and an endurance of five days. Its complement is sixteen (two officers and fourteen crew members). Island-class patrol boats are based on Vosper Thornycroft 33 metres (108 ft) patrol boats and have similar dimensions.

References

USCGC Mustang (WPB-1310) Wikipedia


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