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SEA BIRD (WSES-2) class

Country of Origin: USA

ship list


 Name           Hull No.   Commissioned     Status
 SEA HAWK       WSES-2     Oct. 16, 1982    Stricken
 SHEARWATER     WSES-3     Oct. 16, 1982    Stricken
 PETREL         WSES-4     June 18, 1983    Stricken


These surface effect ships (SES) were acquired by the Coast Guard primarily for use in the drug-enforcement role. They were procured after successful evaluation of a prototype ship, the DORADO (WSES-1). She was commissioned in the...

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