2018 Visiting Ship


The ZEPHYR is a Cyclone class patrol coastal ship currently in the United States Navy. She is the eighth ship of thirteen in the Cyclone class that was ordered on 3 August 1990 at the Bollinger Shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana.  Her keel was laid on March 6, 1993, launched on December, 3, 1993, and was subsequently commissioned on 15 October 1994.  Her overall length is 178ft, with a 25ft beam, a draft of 8ft, and a full displacement of 334 tons.  The ZEPHYR was decommissioned on 1 October 2004 and transferred to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC ZEPHYR (WPC-8) where she successfully completed many Coast Guard drug interdiction operations.

On November 30, 2011, ZEPHYR was transferred back to the US Navy with the same designation that she had prior to being transferred to the US Coast Guard. The ship, commanded by LCDR Grant D. Greenwell, USN has a complement of 4 officers and 28 enlisted personnel and is currently assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet homeported at Naval Station, Mayport, Florida.  The USS ZEPHYR’s officers and crew are greatly looking forward to participating in Bristol’s 233rd Independence Day Celebration.  More information will be made available in the local newspaper, Bristol Phoenixcloser to the event.


Past Visiting Ships

Each Celebration the 4th of July Committee requests a visiting ship from the U.S. Navy.

Thank you to each for their service to our Country!