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Name: USCGCThetis
Namesake: Thetis
Builder: Robert Derecktor Shipyard Incorporated,Rhode Island
Laid down: August 24, 1984
Launched: April 29, 1986
Commissioned: June 30, 1989
Homeport: Key West, Florida
Motto: Improvise - Adapt - Overcome
Fate: Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Famous-classcutter
Displacement: 1,800 long tons (1,829 t)
Length: 270 ft (82 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draught: 14.5 ft (4.4 m)
Propulsion: Two turbo-charged ALCO V-18 diesel engines
Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)
Range: 9,900 nautical miles (18,300 km; 11,400 mi)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 1 × Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Interceptor
  • 1 ×RHIwith twin 90 HP outboard engines
Complement: 100 personnel (14 officers, 86 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
& decoys: AN/SLQ-32(receive only)
Armament:
Aircraft carried:
Compare the minor USCGC Thetis with our principal warship Mersey. Comparisons are odious.