REPORT OF OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION OF THE NAVY EXPERIMENTAL COASTAL PATROL INTERDICTION CRAFT (CPIC) FOR U. S. COAST GUARD MISSIONS

This is a qualitative report of observations made of the Navy Coastal Patrol Interdiction Craft (CPIC) and its potential suitability for U.S. Coast Guard missions. It is based upon passively observing Navy operations and upon reviewing certain Navy reports on their technical evaluation. Vessel performance and operational features are discussed to the extent made possible by the brevity of the observations. It is concluded that the qualities of this experimental, one-of-a-kind, high performance craft merit full consideration as a potential Coast Guard cutter, but that more extensive investigation is required before enough data are available to support a decision.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company

    Lockheed Ocean Lab
    San Diego, CA  USA 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Irvine, J F
    • Blake, D T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-190-75, CGR/DC-21/
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-81-75-1334
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM