USCGC Sea Fox (WPB-87374)
The bridge of the USCGC Sea Fox.
|Name:||USCGC Sea Fox|
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat|
|Length:||87 ft (27 m)|
|Beam:||19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 x MTU diesels|
|Speed:||25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Range:||900 nmi (1,700 km)|
|Armament:||3 × .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns|
Unlike most cutters in her class she is owned by the United States Navy, although she is staffed by United States Coast Guard personnel. She and her sister ship, the USCGC Sea Devil are employed to protect the Navy's largest submarines, the nuclear-armed Trident class, while in and near their moorings in Puget Sound. The USCGC Sea Dragon and the USCGC Sea Dog guard the submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia. These four vessels mount an additional gyro-stabilized remotely controlled machine gun.
- "Bollinger Shipyards delivers final Marine Protector-class CPB". Industry News. 2009-05-13.
We're very sad to see the Sea Fox leave. This contract was supposed to end at 51 vessels, and now we're at 75," said Christopher Bollinger, executive vice president of new construction. "We're excited to see the workmanship continue as we start the next contract for 36 boats.
- Ed Friedrich (2008-06-20), Enlisting a Coast Guard Cutter to Protect Navy Subs, Kitsap Sun,
A second 87-foot cutter, the Sea Fox, is being built and will be added next year.
- HMC James T. Flynn, Jr., USNR(ret) (2014-06-23). "U. S. Coast Guard: Small Cutters and Patrol Boats 1915 - 2012" (PDF). US Coast Guard.
The four boats which are stationed at Kitsap, WA and Kings Bay, GA submarine bases have an extra remotely operated 50 cal. m.g.
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