USCGC Point Hannon (WPB-82355)

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History
United States
Name: USCGC Point Hannon (WPB-82355)
Owner: United States Coast Guard
Builder: J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington
Commissioned: 23 Jan 1967
Decommissioned: 11 Jan 2001
Homeport: West Jonesport, Maine 67-01
Fate: Transferred to Panama
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat (WPB)
Displacement: 60 tons
Length: 82 ft 10 in (25.25 m)
Beam: 17 ft 7 in (5.36 m) max
Draft: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Speed: 22.9 knots (42.4 km/h; 26.4 mph)
Complement: 2 Officers; 8 men

USCGC Point Hannon (WPB-82355) was an 82-foot (25 m) Point class cutter constructed in 1967 for use as a law enforcement and search and rescue patrol boat.[1][2]

Design and construction details[edit]

History[edit]

The Point Hannon was stationed at West Jonesport, ME from 1967 to January 2001, she was used for law enforcement and search and rescue operations. On 12 July 1967, while towing F/V Stanley Butler, the tow was hit by F/V Hope II in Great Round Shoals Canal, the cutter commenced a tandem tow until relieved by cutter Cape Horn. On 22 October 1967, she helped fight fire on the Indian M/V Vishva Mangal near Searsport, ME, on 13 December 1978, she seized the Panamanian tug Tuskewr, which was attempting to smuggle hashish worth about $1 million into the US. On 15 January 1984, she rescued a man clinging to a buoy 12 miles off Rockland, Maine.

The Point Hannon was transferred to the Naval Force of Panama in 2001 and renamed P-209 "5 de Noviembre"[3] Since then the ship has played in various missions along the territorial waters of the Republic of Panama as part of the Naval fleet, under the aegis of the National Directorate of Operations, Naval Group. Panama has 5 ships of this type.

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Bibliography
  • This article includes material from the public domain source [www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/Point_Hannon.pdf US Coast Guard]

Fuerzas Armadas de Panamá