Change of Heart

Kreisher, Otto
August 2006
Sea Power;Aug2006, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p28
The article reports on the demand for patrol coastal (PC) ships by the U.S. Navy. The naval organization is planning to reclaim the five warships it loaned to the U.S. Coast Guard. Sixteen of the 170-foot, 360-ton PC were intended to replace the obsolete Mark III SEAL delivery craft operated by the Naval Special Warfare Command. The nine PC were extended to 179 feet by the addition of a stern ramp to recover rigid inflatable boats.


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