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USS Pegasus (PHM-1)

Career
Yard: Boeing, Seattle, Washington
Awarded: February 1, 1973
Laid down: May 10, 1973
Launched: November 9, 1974
Commissioned: July 9, 1977
Decommissioned: July 30, 1993
Fate: Sold August 19, 1996
General characteristics
Displacement: 255 tons full
Length: 40.5 m (133 ft)
Beam: 8.5 m (28 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Mercedes-Benz marine diesels (Hullborne), 1,600 bhp (1,200 kW)
1 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine (Foilborne) 18,000 shp (13,000 kW)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h) Hullborne
48 knots (89 km/h) Foilborne
Complement: 4 officers
17 enlisted
Armament: 2 × quad RGM-84 Harpoon
1 × Mk 75 76 mm OTO Melara, 62 cal. gun
Sensors: LN-66 Navigation Radar
Mk-94 Mod.1 Fire Control System

USS Pegasus (PHM-1) was the lead ship of her class of hydrofoils operated by the U.S. Navy. Pegasus class vessels were designed for high speed and mobility, and carried a powerful (for their size) armament.

Named for the constellation, Pegasus was originally intended to be named Delphinus, but during development and discussion it began being nicknamed 'dull-penis', so the name was dropped. In service it earned the nickname 'pegasorous'. As this vessel was constructed several years before the rest-of-class, there are some minor differences, such as the fire-control system.

On September 30, 1981, Pegasus was involved in a collision with USS Newport, but was later repaired.

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