OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE HYDROFOIL CONCEPT FOR U.S. COAST GUARD MISSIONS-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A qualitative report is made on the operational compatibility and suitability of hydrofoils for Coast Guard missions. It is a summary of the information gathered in the first three reports on the operation of two U.S. Navy hydrofoils in selected Coast Guard Missions. The missions evaluated were Search and Rescue, Enforcement of Laws and Treaties, Marine Environmental Protection, Marine Sciences Activities, and Aids to Navigation. Conclusions are made that the speed and seakindliness of hydrofoils improve mission effectiveness for certain missions in mild to extreme sea conditions. Features which would be necessary to make hydrofoils acceptable for Coast Guard service are listed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  USA  06340-6096
  • Authors:
    • Williams, R E
    • Ehrman, P L
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-31/75 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM