Think Defence has brought to my attention, a paper that addresses a way to consider the various possible trade-offs that might be applied to the design of patrol ships. Specifically they look at a ship very similar in concept to the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). This straw-man ship is the latest version of BMT Defence Services’ “Venator” concept. It’s dimensions are on the large side but within the range previously used to describe the OPC.
- Waterline Length: 107 m (351 ft)
- Beam: 15 m (49.2 ft)
- Draft: 4.3 m (14.1 ft)
- Displacement: 3,200 tons (approx.)
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