U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boat (WPB) Planning Hull Feasibility Study.
Final rept. Aug-Dec 84,
NAVAL SEA COMBAT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING STATION NORFOLK VA
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This report describes the feasibility study of a high speed planning craft designed to replace the current fleet of United States Coast Guard 82 and 95 Patrol Boats. This craft was designed by the Combatant Craft Engineering Department, Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station, Norfolk for close to shore, sea state 3-5, high speed operation, with the capability for a five-day mission. The craft developed is a 120 ft., 139 long ton, hard chine vessel, and is capable of a sustained speed of 33 knots in calm water. The hull form for this craft was derived from information obtained from an extensive full and model scale test program conducted on the CPIC-X prototype craft, and from evaluation of other small, planning, combatant craft tested and operated by the U.S. Navy. Calculations and estimates were performed using the techniques and information routinely employed for similiar craft for the U.S. Navy, including the feasibility study program. Keywords Double chine Seakeeping Speedpower Stability and Accelerations.
- Marine Engineering