THE PATROL COASTAL CYCLONE CLASS: A DESCRIPTION OF THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE US NAVY

The US Navy's new Patrol Coastal class (PC-1 class) is currently under construction at Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc. at Lockport, Louisiana. Thirteen PC's will be delivered to replace the ageing 65 ft MK III Patrol Boats. The 170 ft, 331 ton PC is based upon the Vosper Thornycroft designed and built 52 metre Ramadan class missile attack craft and will provide enhanced endurance, seakeeping and speed relative to the boats they are replacing. The paper describes the design, arrangements, and unique features of the Cyclone Class Patrol Coastal Ships. Topics discussed include the ships general characteristics, general arrangements, hull structure, propulsion system, electrical systems, command and control systems, auxiliary systems, outfit and furnishings and weapon systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Engrs J, v 107 n 3, May 1995, p 61 [15 p, 4 tab, 6 fig]
  • Authors:
    • McCarthey, F N
    • Mayer, J C
    • Doyle, D J
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM