Planing Patrol Vessel Feasibility Study,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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As ship design has become more complex, naval architects in RD have become more specialized -- a process which necessitates a special effort from the naval architect to keep the big picture, the Navys operational requirements. To allow the best choice of platforms, the U.S. Navy must be given craft information in operational format. The purpose of this paper is to provide some of that information for planing craft.