Re: [bolger] Re:Littoral Combat Ship
--- On Sun, 10/24/10, Eric <eric14850@...> wrote:
From: Eric <eric14850@...>
Subject: [bolger] Re:Littoral Combat Ship
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010, 9:51 AM
Even if the Navy doesn't want it it would make a very good drug runner. All those sloping topsides are for radar stealth. This would be a very hard to detect vessel. If it leaves as little wake as Sneakeasy, virtually undetectable even from the air or satellite. I expect well see boats like this in operation.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Fred Schumacher <fredschum@...> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM, John Huft <t1ro2003@...> wrote:
> >> I think what you're looking for is the Very Slender Vessel (VSV).
> The more I look at the photos at http://www.specialoperations.com/Navy/VSV/ the
> more it seems to have Bolger written all over it. The VSV appears to be
> based on a rounded box keel with sponsons. The sponson hull meets the water
> line at about hull midpoint. It is like the box keel Sneakeasy (with
> dreadnought wave piercing cutwater) but lengthened.
> This would make a good patrol boat in pirate waters. Several of these in
> camouflage paint, with radar on telescoping poles, and supplied by a mother
> ship, could patrol a large area with quicker response time than standard
> naval craft. With their low profile, they would be virtually invisible.
> fred s.