THE ROYAL NAVY'S NEW JETFOIL

The vessel, named "Speedy" is a military variant of the "Boeing Jetfoil", and was developed for fishery protection in the North Sea. The upper passenger deck was replaced by a clear space for stowing and handling two inflatable boats, and boarding is effected from double doors on the lower deck as in the passenger version. The same waterjet propulsion system as for the "Jetfoil" is used, with waterjet pumps driven by two "Allison 501-K20A" gas turbines, each rated at 3,300 bhp. The vessel will have a foilborne speed of 43 knots. Fuel tank arrangement, propulsion system, automatic control system and cost figures are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Preston, A
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00303999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM