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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.


  • 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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    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, USN15 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, USN23 January 1998 - 22 October 1999
    05LT Anthony Louis Simmons, USN22 October 1999 - 2001
    06LCDR Benjamin J. Albritton, USN - Awarded the Bronze Star Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement medalsFebruary 2003 - Decenber 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 - 2007
    13LCDR David K. Faught, USNFebruary 2007 - June 2007
    14LT Joel B. Lang, USNJune 2007
    15LT Patrick Andrew Keller, USN2007 - June 2008
    16LT David P. Wroe, USNJune 2008
    17LT John Sam Barsano, USN - Awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement MedalsFebruary 2009
    18LT Jeffrey D. Baker, USN - Awarded six Navy Commendation MedalsFebruary 2009 - December 2009
    19LT Andrew Joseph Klug, USNDecember 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 and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Award, and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals
    22LT 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 Ribbon
    November 2010
    23LCDR Eddie Bertucci, USN2011
    24LT Benjamin Ryan Ventresca, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals2012
    25LCDR Frank James Azzarello, USN - Awarded four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy and three Marine Corps Achievement Medals(Crew Kilo) May 2012 - June 2012
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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