November 03, 2008

Workboat Warships

Eagle One has a modest proposal.

Typically for him, it's also a dangerously sensible one, read the whole thing

Taking fast offshore workboats and crewboats and arming them as auxiliaries is a very reasonable idea. The vessels would serve the sort of niche the Royal Navy envisioned for the old Flower class corvettes of WW1. The broad cargo deck of the type of vessel he illustrates could handle secveral daughter craft or carry containerized disaster relief supplies. 

As  many of them are designed for oil rig supply and pollution response, they might make good cost effective tenders for the USCG too.....

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