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Squall (PC 7)

Call sign:
November - Sierra - Quebec - Lima

Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Ship:

  • Laid down 17 February 1993 by Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport, LA
  • Launched 28 August 1993
  • Commissioned 4 July 1994 at St. Louis, MO.


  • Displacement 328.5 t.(lt), 331 t.(fl)
  • Length 170'
  • Beam 25'
  • Draft less than 8'
  • Speed 35 kts.
  • Complement 28, eight Special Warfare/USCG det.
  • Armament: Two Mk38 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 3,350shp Paxman diesel engines, four shafts.
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    Hurricane 121k U.S. Navy patrol craft Hurricane (PC 3) (foreground), Zephyr (PC 8) (left) and Squall 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
    Squall 105k . Russ Padden
    Hurricane 151k 13 May 1997
    U.S. Navy Patrol Craft (front to back) Hurricane (PC 3), Squall, 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
    Squall 185k 4 June 2000
    Pearl Harbor, HI
    Starboard bow view of the Squall tied up forward of Coronado (AGF 11) at the quay, Berth S-1, at Merry Point. She is painted in a splinter camouflage scheme. Squall is taking part in Operation RIMPAC 2000.
    Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-SC-02-05631 by Don S. Montgomery, USN, Ret.
    Squall 355k 4 June 2000
    Merry Point, Pearl Harbor, HI
    U.S. Navy photo DN-SC-02-05630 by Don S. Montgomery, USN, Ret.
    Robert Hurst
    Squall 223k 26 May 2004
    The port side view of Squall underway on homeland security patrol around the U.S. Navy installations at Everett and Bangor (Puget Sound), Washington
    U.S. Navy photo 330-CFD-DN-SD-06-13815 by Ray F. Longaker, Jr. from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
    Michael Mohl
    Squall 225k c. June 2004
    Photo by IT2 Mark Aure, USN
    LT Bart Denny, USN
    Tempest 151k 3 July 2013
    Patrol coastal ship (from left) Squall, USS Thunderbolt (PC 12), and USS Tempest (PC 2) prepare to float off the motor transport vessel M/V Eide Transporter. The PC arrival brings the total number to eight PCs here to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility
    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danielle A. Brandt
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR John C. McDonald, USN4 July 1994 - 2 October 1995
    02LT John Maxwell Clausen, USN2 October 1995 - 27 February 1998
    03LCDR Jeffrey Peter Menne, USN27 February 1998 - July 1999
    04LCDR Matthew Case, USNJuly 1999 - February 2001
    05LCDR Kenneth M. Coleman, USN - Awarded five Meritorious Service Medals, seven Navy Commendation Medals and two Navy Achievement MedalsFebruary 2001 - May 2002
    06LCDR Bertram C. Hodge, USNMay 2002 - 15 December 2003
    07LT Bart Lee Denny, USN15 December 2003 - April 2005
    08LT Robert Halfhill, USNApril 2005 - October 2006
    09LT Nakia Monte Cooper, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement MedalsOctober 2006 - June 2007
    10LT Ed Rosso, USNJune 2007
    11LT Christopher A. Brown, USNJune 2007
    12LCDR Thane C. Clare, USN - Awarded three Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals and two Navy
    Achievement Medals
    December 2007 - 2008
    13LT Emily Alexandra Cathey, USN - USNA Class of 1999
    Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
    (Crew Lima) 2008
    14LT Tom Brashear, Jr.,USNMarch 2009 - 12 February 2010
    15LCDR Philip E. Knight, USN12 February 2010 - 21 May 2010
    16LT Brian S. Leubbert, USN21 May 2010
    ??LT Matthew W. Foster, USN
    ??LT David W. Walton, Jr., USN
    ??LCDR Nathan P. "Nate" Diaz, USN
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, Bill Gonyo and LCDR Bart L. Denny

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