Accession Number : ADA018948

Title :   Technical and Operational Characteristics of High Performance Watercraft,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Hamilton,F. M. ; Pritchett,C. W. ; Hudgins,H. H.

Report Date : FEB 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : This report catalogues high performance watercraft and their capabilities for Coast Guard personnel. It provides general operational and technical information regarding hydrofoils, hovercraft, mono-hull and multi-hull high performance vehicles and is divided into three sections for ease of reference. The first section deals with the technical and operational characteristics of the generic craft themselves while the second section compares craft capabilities. The third section abstracts available HPWC literature.

Descriptors :   *Coast Guard ships, *Performance, Hydrofoils, Air cushion vehicles, Surface effect ships, Hulls(Marine), Catamarans, Comparison, Technology, Reviews, Abstracts

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE