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The Cyclone-class Coastal patrol craft USS Whirlwind (PC 11) protects Iraq's oil terminals in the Northern Persian Gulf.
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Persian Gulf (April 14, 2006) - The Cyclone-class Coastal patrol craft USS Whirlwind (PC 11) protects Iraq's oil terminals in the Northern Persian Gulf. Attached to Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1, Whirlwind is on deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO help set the conditions for security and stability in the Northern Persian Gulf and protect Iraq's sea-based infrastructure, which provides the Iraqi people the opportunity for self-determination. U.S. Navy photo by Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Joshua Wheeler (RELEASED)

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