The new patrol craft coastals (PC) were originally designated as patrol boat
coastal (PBC), changed to PC's on 25 July 1991. Patrol Craft Coastal ships are built by Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard of Lockport, LA. All PCs were/are assigned to the United States Special Operations Command (USSSOCOM) and manned by Naval personnel of the Naval Special Warfare Command. The PCs mission is to conduct Maritime Special Operations, including: maritime interdiction operations, forward presence, escort operations, noncombatant evacuation, foreign internal defense, long-range Special Operations Forces (SOF) insertion/extraction, tactical swimmer operations,
reconnaissance, intelligence collection, operational deception and SOF support as required. The operational capabilities of the PC are designed to meet the unique requirements of their Special Warfare missions.
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