United States Coast Guard WPB Hybrid Concept Feasibility Design.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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A WPB hybrid concept WPB-HYB feasibility design to meet specific U.S. Coast Guard requirements was developed. This report contains the technical details and conceptual drawings of the WPB-HYB design. Included are a description of the physical characteristics, a weight breakdown, engineering and operational characteristics. This 35-knot hybrid hydrofoil concept, at a full load weight of 185 L. tons, satisfies the 5-day USGC mission requirement at a 28-knot foilborne cruise speed for 24 hours and a 12-knot hullborne speed for 96 hours with a total distance traveled of 1824 n. miles. The ships crew consists of 2 officers, 2 CPOs and 12 enlisted personnel. The WPB-HYB mission load of 15.0 L. tons includes 2.5 L. tons of armament. A comparison of this design is made with the current 95 WPB, the SEUS WPB and the USCG hybrid concept demonstrator.
- Marine Engineering