Operational Evaluation of the Hydrofoil Concept for U. S. Coast Guard Missions - Executive Summary.
Final rept. 30 Sep 74-5 May 75,
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN
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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.
- Marine Engineering