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Chinook (PC-9)



Call sign:
November - Kilo - Romeo - Papa

Cyclone Class Coastal Patrol Ship:

  • The second Chinook was laid down 16 June 1993 by Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport, LA
  • Launched 26 February 1994
  • Commissioned 28 January 1995.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 328.5 t(lt), 331 t.(fl)
  • Length 170'
  • Beam 25'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 35 kts.
  • Complement 28, with eight Special Warfare Det. or USCG Det.
  • Armament: Two Mk 38 25mm mounts; two .50 cal. machine guns, six Stinger missiles, two Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher, one Mk 52 Mod 0 chaff launcher
  • Propulsion: Four 3,350shp Paxman diesel engines, four shafts.
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    Chinook 140k The U.S. Navy's Coastal Patrol Boat Chinook returns to her home at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Norfolk, VA, after completing a Mediterranean cruise. This deployment marked the second Mediterranean cruise for the Navy's new class of coastal patrol ships.
    U.S. Navy photo 961101-N-5502-006 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class David Tilton
    Bill Gonyo
    Chinook 62k . Robert Hurst
    Chinook 247k Signed by a "Brian Peterson" [?] DCC(SS/SW) David Johnston, USN
    Chinook 258k
    Chinook 271k 1 November 1996
    In Hampton Roads in company with two rigid hull power boats carrying members of the SEAL teams, returning from a Mediterranean deployment
    Original photo: Defense Visual Information Center
    David Tilton
    Replacement photo: Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Chinook 101k 1 November 1996
    In Hampton Roads in company with two rigid hull power boats carrying members of the SEAL teams, returning from a Mediterranean deployment
    Defense Visual Information Center
    David Tilton
    Chinook 80k
    Chinook 361k c. 2002
    Welcome Aboard pamphlet
    Jim Sanderson
    Chinook 402k
    Chinook 59k 18 January 2003
    Deploying from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA. in support of operation Enduring Freedom.
    Bernard A. Cardali, USN
    LST-308, WWII
    Chinook 232k 21 March 2003
    Engineman 3rd Class Edward Bessette scans the horizon for contacts and potential aggressors while standing next to the forward 25 mm Mk.38 gun
    U.S. Navy photo 030321-N-0000G-006 by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William F. Gowdy
    Robert Hurst
    Chinook 556k 21 March 2003
    A starboard view of Chinook at sea in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
    U.S. Navy photo 330-CFD-DN-SD-05-06019 by PH1 William F. Gowdy, USN from National Museum of the U.S. Navy
    Michael Mohl
    Chinook 405k 4 October 2008
    Persian Gulf
    Chinook conducts maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf near the Iraqi Khawr Al Amaya oil terminal (KAAOT). Chinook is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 158, which is specifically responsible for ensuring the security of Iraq's KAAOT and Al Basra oil terminals in support of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1790. CTF-158 operates jointly with Iraqi Navy sailors and marines, trained by members of the Navy Transition Team based in nearby Umm Qasr.
    U.S. Navy photo 081004-N-8861F-008 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lenny M. Francioni
    Bill Gonyo and Robert M. Cieri
    Chinook 267k 25 March 2009
    Umm Qusr, Iraq
    Chinook departs Umm Qasr, Iraq, after completing the first overnight port visit to Iraq by a U.S. Navy ship. While in port Chinook took on fuel and other supplies and crewmembers participated in friendship-building activities with several senior Iraqi officers. A port visit by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck (WPB 1309) to Umm Qasr on Dec. 15, 2008 was the last visit by a U.S. ship to the Iraqi port.
    U.S. Navy photo 090325-N-6590M-001 by LT Owen Morrissey
    Original photo: Lee Wahler
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Chinook 222k 25 March 2009
    Umm Qusr, Iraq
    Chinook departs Umm Qasr, Iraq, after completing the first overnight port visit to Iraq by a U.S. Navy ship. While in port Chinook took on fuel and other supplies and crewmembers participated in friendship-building activities with several senior Iraqi officers. A port visit by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck (WPB 1309) to Umm Qasr on Dec. 15, 2008 was the last visit by a U.S. ship to the Iraqi port.
    U.S. Navy photo 090325-N-6590M-004 by LT Owen Morrissey
    Robert Hurst
    Chinook 268k 17 November 2015
    Arabian Gulf
    Chinook, currently attached to Commander, Task Force 55 (CTF 55), transits through the Arabian Gulf to participate in Warfighter Training 2015. Warfighter Training is a CTF 55-led joint service, integrated training event with U.S. naval and Coast Guard surface and air forces in the Arabian Gulf to support refinement of tactics
    and procedures
    U.S. Navy photo 151117-N-CJ186-158 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee, USN
    Lee Wahler
    Chinook 332k 18 July 2017
    Arabian Gulf
    A griffin missile is launched from the coastal patrol ship Chinook during a test and proficiency fire. Chinook is one of 10 coastal patrol ships assigned to Coastal Patrol Squadron 1, which is forward deployed in Manama, Bahrain, in support of maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area
    of operations
    U.S. Navy photo 170718-N-VG873-0159 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin L. Simmons

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Brian David Petersen, USN28 January 1995 - 8 December 1996
    02LT Davis Carl Bement, USN8 December 1996 - 1998
    03LT Douglas Lowther Edson, USN1998 - 2000
    04LT Francis Xavier (Frank) Castellano, USN - USNA Class of 19902000 - 2002
    05LT Stephen Cole Hayes, USN2002 - July 2003
    06LCDR Dennis Micha Burke, USNJuly 2003 - 8 January 2004
    07LCDR Galen Raymond Hartman, USN8 January 2004 - July 2004
    08LCDR Christopher Micha Senenko, USN - USNA Class of 1994July 2004 - 15 December 2004
    09LT Bart Lee Denny, USN15 December 2004 - 31 May 2005
    10LT Michael J. Manor, USN31 May 2005 - November 2005
    11LCDR Jeffrey Zook, USNNovember 2005 - 2006
    12LT Chris Finnochio, USN2006 - November 2006
    13LT Jeffrey David Sturm, USNNovember 2006 - May 2007
    14LT William R. Ehret, Jr., USN2006
    15LT James Arthur Quaresimo, USNMay 2007 - September 2007
    16LT Trent Thompson, USNSeptember 2007 - March 2008
    17LT Scott W. Larson, USN - Awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and three Navy Achievement Medals(Crew Alpha) March 2008 - 7 September 2008
    18LT Mary Kathryn Devine, USN7 September 2008 - 24 February 2009
    19LT Allen L. Maxwell, Jr., USN - Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award24 February 2009 - July 2009
    20LT Robin Jones, USNJuly 2009 - November 2009
    21LT 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
    (Crew Foxtrot) November 2009
    22LT David S. Cole, USN2011
    23LCDR Steven Lawrence Schmidt, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Mdal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals(Crew Mike) 2012
    ??LCDR Nathan P. "Nate" Diaz, USN
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, and LCDR Bart L. Denny

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