Accession Number:

ADA022499

Title:

Operational Evaluation of the Hydrofoil Concept for U. S. Coast Guard Missions - Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 74-5 May 75,

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A qualitative report is made on the operational compatibility and suitability of hydrofoils for Coast Guard missions. It is a summary of the information gathered in the first three reports on the operation of two U.S. Navy hydrofoils in selected Coast Guard missions. The missions evaluated were Search and Rescue, Enforcement of Laws and Treaties, Marine Environmental Protection, Marine Sciences Activities, and Aids to Navigation. Conclusions are made that the speed and seakindliness of hydrofoils improve mission effectiveness for certain missions in mild to extreme sea conditions. Features which would be necessary to make hydrofoils acceptable for Coast Guard service are listed.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE