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Gemini (PHM 6)

Call sign:
November - Papa - Golf - Uniform

Pegasus Class Patrol Combatant-Missile (Hydrofoil):

  • Laid down 13 May 1980 by Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Washington
  • Launched 17 February 1982
  • Commissioned 13 November 1982
  • Decommissioned 30 July 1993
  • Struck from the Naval Register 30 July 1993
  • Sold for scrap 19 August 1996 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service.


  • Displacement 178 t.(lt), 248 t.(fl)
  • Length 133'
  • Beam 29'
  • Speed 51 kts.
  • Complement 24
  • Armament: One 76mm gun mount and eight AGM-84 Harpoon missiles
  • Propulsion: Two 1,600bhp Mercedes-Benz marine diesels (Hullborne) and one 18,000shp General Electric LM2500 gas turbine (Foilborne), two water jets.
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    Gemini 93k c. 1982
    Delivery day at Naval Shipyard Bremerton, WA
    Steve Miller
    Gemini 97k Off Key West, FL
    Gemini 86k
    Gemini 126k U.S. Navy photo from the October 1983 edition of All Hands magazine. Joe Radigan
    Gemini 166k Racine (LST 1191), Gemini and Hercules (PHM 2) at Acapulco, Mexico
    U.S. Navy photo from the October 1983 edition of All Hands magazine.
    Hercules 127k Racine (LST 1191), Gemini and Hercules (PHM 2) at Key West, FL
    U.S. Navy photo from the October 1983 edition of All Hands magazine.
    Gemini 93k U.S. Navy photo by PH1 Harold J. Gerwien, from the March 1984 edition of All Hands magazine.
    Gemini 170k 15 May 1984
    A port bow view of the patrol combatant missile hydrofoil Gemini moored at the Washington Navy Yard during a port visit. The destroyer Barry (DD 933), background, is a permanent
    memorial vessel.
    Defense Visual Information photo DN-ST-85-11654 by Don S. Montgomery
    Robert M. Cieri
    Gemini 295k 1 August 1985
    Underway during UNITAS 85.
    Defense Visual Information photo DN-ST-85-11076
    Original photo: Bill Gonyo
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Pegasus Class 334k 13 June 1993
    All six vessels of Patrol Combatant Missile Hydrofoil Squadron TWO travel in formation en route to Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA for decommissioning. The formation includes the USS Pegasus (PHM 1), USS Hercules (PHM 2), USS Taurus (PHM 3), USS Aquila (PHM 4), USS Aries (PHM 5) and Gemini
    U.S. Navy photo DN-ST-93-05725 by PH2 Douglas F. Mooney
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR David R. Carlson, USN13 November 1982 - 1 July 1984
    02LCDR Jeffery Alexander Hutchison, USN1 July 1984 - 3 August 1984
    03CDR Stephen Douglas Sitler, USN3 August 1984 - 26 August 1986
    04LCDR Bernard Joseph (Barry) McCullough, III, USN - USNA Class of 1975
    Awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal
    Vice Admiral, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet
    26 August 1986 - 10 August 1988
    05LCDR Kristopher D. Kirk, USN10 August 1988 - 17 September 1990
    06LCDR David James Aland, USN17 September 1990 - 10 March 1992
    06LCDR Robert M. Walls, USN10 March 1992 - 2 July 1993
    07LCDR John K. Jones, USN2 July 1993 - 30 July 1993
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history available for Gemini (PHM-6)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    International Hydrofoil Society
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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