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Hurricane (PC-3)


Call sign:
November - Hotel - Alpha - Papa

Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Ship:

  • Laid down 20 November 1991 at Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport LA
  • Launched 6 June 1992
  • Commissioned 15 October 1993.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 328.5 t.(lt), 331 t.(fl)
  • Length 170'
  • Beam 25'
  • Draft less than 8'
  • Speed 35 kts.
  • Complement 28, eight Special Warfare Det./USCG Det.
  • Armament: Two Mk 38 25mm mounts; two .50 cal. machine guns, six Stinger missiles, two Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher and one Mk 52 Mod 0 chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: Four Paxman diesel engines, four shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Hurricane 62k
    Namesake:

    Hurricane - A storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean

    Tommy Trampp
    Hurricane 194k 28 September 1993
    NAS North Island for the formal commissioning ceremony of the ship
    Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-SC-94-01477 by PH2 Ted Banks
    Bill Gonyo
    Hurricane 89k BMCS Richard Miller, USNR, Ret.
    Hurricane 121k U.S. Navy patrol craft Hurricane (foreground), Zephyr (PC 8) (left) and Squall (PC 7) from Special Boat Squadron 1, Special Boat Unit 12, Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA, cruise in formation off the coast of San Diego
    Defense Visual Information Center photo 970513-N-3149V-007
    Bill Gonyo
    Hurricane 65k c. 1994
    U.S. Navy photo
    Hurricane 390k 16 September 1994
    Off the coast of Haiti
    Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-ST-95-00949 by PH2 John Sokolowski
    Robert Hurst
    Hurricane 151k 13 May 1997
    U.S. Navy Patrol Craft (front to back) Hurricane, USS Squall (PC 7), USS Zephyr (PC 8) and USS Monsoon (PC 4) of Special Boat Squadron One, Special Boat Unit 12, Naval Base San Diego, cruise in formation off the coast of San Diego.
    Defense Visual Information Center photo 970513-N-3149V-008 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey S. Viano
    Bill Gonyo
    Hurricane 222k 15 December 2005
    Hurricane underway in the harbor at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia as it moves past the USS Whirlwind (PC-11), and an unidentified patrol ship
    Defense Visual Information Center photo ID: DN-SD-06-07280 by Josa Charles A. Ordoqui, USN
    Robert Hurst
    Hurricane 221k 13 August 2014
    Naval Support Activity Bahrain
    Hurricane and Monsoon (PC 4) arrive to their new homeport. Hurricane and Monsoon are the final two of 10 coastal patrol ships that are part of a realignment plan in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility
    U.S. Navy photo 140813-N-ZI300-022 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steve Smith
    Ron Reeves

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John Patrick Gelinne, USN - USNA Class of 198415 October 1993 - 15 December 1994
    02LT Robert Alistair Borchert, USN15 December 1994 - 19 April 1996
    03LT Donald S. Geidel, USN19 April 1994 - 23 January 1998
    04LT Patrick Michael Kelly, USN - USNA Class of 198723 January 1998 - 22 October 1999
    05LT Anthony Louis Simmons, USN22 October 1999 - 2001
    06LCDR Benjamin J. Albritton, USN - Awarded the Bronze Star, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalsFebruary 2003 - December 2004
    07LT Brian J. Diebold, USNJuly 2005 - October 2005
    08LT Bart Lee Denny, USNOctober 2005 - November 2005
    09LCDR David Zook, USNNovember 2005 - 23 June 2006
    10LT William Kyle Gantt, Jr., USN23 June 2006 - 3 March 2007
    11LCDR Keith R. Biando, USN3 March 2007 - 2007
    12LCDR David Kingdon Faught, USN2007 - June 2007
    13LT Joel B. Lang, USNJune 2007
    14LT Patrick Andrew Keller, USN2007 - June 2008
    15LT David P. Wroe, USNJune 2008
    16LT John Sam Barsano, USN - Awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and five Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalsFebruary 2009
    17LT Jeffrey D. Baker, USN - Awarded six Navy/Marine Corps Commendation MedalsFebruary 2009 - December 2009
    19LT Andrew Joseph Klug, USN - Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalDecember 2009
    20LT William Kyle Gantt, Jr., USN2010
    21LCDR William McCormick Harkin, USN - USNA Class of 1999
    Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Award, and three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals
    2010
    22LCDR Kelley T. Jones, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and the Joint Service Meritorious Unit Ribbon2010 (Crew Mike)
    23LT Patrick Andrew Keller, USN - Awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and the Combat Action RibbonNovember 2010
    24LT Benjamin Ryan Ventresca, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalsNovember 2010
    25LCDR Edward P. "Eddie" Bertucci, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals2011
    26LT Benjamin Ryan Ventresca, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalsSeptember 2011 - September 2012
    27LCDR Frank James Azzarello, USN - Awarded four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalsMay 2012 - June 2012 (Crew Kilo)
    28LCDR John William Meise, USN11 February 2015
    29LCDR Byron Patrick Hart, USN11 February 2015 - 18 January 2017
    30LCDR Richard Andrew Mayer, USN18 January 2017 - 5 June 2019
    31LCDR Dale R. Tourtelotte, USN5 June 2019
    ??LCDR Michael Brent DeVore, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals(Crew Foxtrot)
    ??LCDR Matthew P. Lehmann, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal and three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals(Crew Hotel)
    ??LT Mary Kathryn Devine, USN(Crew Kilo)
    ??LCDR Ryan Tiberius Easterday, USN - USNA Class of 2001
    Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals
    (Crew Lima)
    ??LCDR Austin Wood Duff, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals(Crew Charlie)
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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