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Ukraine to receive three Island-class patrol boats from US in November.

| 2021

According to a post published by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Oksana Markarova, on October 22, 2021, the Ukrainian Naval Forces will receive three Island-class patrol boats in November.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Ukrainian patrol boat Starobilsk (Picture source: Government of Ukraine)

The Island-class patrol boat is a class of cutters of the United States Coast Guard. 49 cutters of the class were built, of which 37 remain in commission. Their hull numbers are WPB-1301 through WPB-1349.

Island-type boats have a full displacement of 165 tonnes and are able to reach speeds of up to 30 knots, with a cruising range exceeding 5,300 km. They are able to operate autonomously for up to five days. The ship can accommodate a crew of 16 people (including two officers).

The boats are equipped with AN / SPS-73 radar and a descent motorboat, the armament consists of a 25-mm tank automatic gun mount Mk 38 Mod 0 Bushmaster and two 12.7 mm M2NV machine guns.

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