Military Factory

Navy Patrol Boats

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

Navy Patrol Boats and related craft serve navies through their ability to operate in shallow water and close to the shore - typically in a defensive role.





There are a total of (34) Navy Patrol Boats in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2010
ARM Revolucion (P-164)
The Mexican Navy has contracted for eight of the Oaxaca-class offshore patrol vessels to be built. T... [Read More]
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1969
Armored Troop Carrier (ATC)
The United States Navy, much like the French Navy before it during the First Indochina War, saw the ... [Read More]
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1969
Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) (Alpha Boat)
The Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) - otherwise known as "Alpha Boats" - were the dedicated destr... [Read More]
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1997
CCG Willow (WLB-202)
The United States Coast Guard is the smallest of the five American military service branches, number... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the CCG Willow (WLB-202)

1991
Combat Boat 90 (CB90) / Stridsbat 90H
The Swedish shipbuilder, Dockstavarvet, has produced a state-of-the-art vessel in the Combat Boat 90... [Read More]
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1964
Command and Communications Boat (CCB)
Not since the Civil War of 1861 had America found a need for a "brown water navy" - that is, a naval... [Read More]
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1891
CS Capitan Prat (1890)
With ongoing tensions in South America and a long-reaching coastline to defend, the Chilean governme... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the CS Capitan Prat (1890)

1941
ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Prior to (and during) World War 2, the United States Navy (USN) contracted out to three primary manu... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)

1885
FS Caiman (1885)
In the end of the 1870s, the French Navy began moving away from the traditional ironclad warship fea... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the FS Caiman (1885)

2012
FS L'Adroit (P725)
The L'Adroit is an offshore / deep water patrol vessel currently leased to the French Defense Procur... [Read More]
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1942
Higgins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
The American side of the PT boat ("Patrol Torpedo") wars of World War 2 are primarily remembered thr... [Read More]
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1968
HMAS Advance (P83)
With the expansive coastline maintained by Australia and the critical nature of trade and stability ... [Read More]
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1999
HNoMS Skjold (P960)
Due to budget constraints and other factors at play, the nation of Norway does not field a terribly ... [Read More]
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1942
Huckins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
The United States Navy undertook an all-new endeavor in the late 1930s to built a PT force from scra... [Read More]
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1970
INS Dabur (PC 860)
The INS Dabur (PC 860) was the lead ship in her class. Classified as a patrol craft, the system saw ... [Read More]
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1991
INS Hetz / Nirit Sa'ar 4.5
An Israeli Naval Ship (INS), the Hetz/Nirit-class Sa'ar 4.5 is a missile boat that was launched some... [Read More]
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2015
Juliet Marine Ghost
Expected to fulfill the roles of offshore fleet protection, general coastal security, and support of... [Read More]
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2011
KDB Darulaman (OPV-08)
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1966
PACV / ACV (Pac-Vee / Monster)
The PACV ("Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle") was a patrol hovercraft made notable by its involvement in t... [Read More]
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1990
Patrol Boat Light (PBL)
The PBL (or "Patrol Boat, Light") is another of the United States Navy's type of small-class surface... [Read More]
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1966
Patrol Boat Riverine (PBR)
One of the most intriguing of the United States Navy's crafts during the Vietnam War arguably was th... [Read More]
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1965
Patrol Craft Fast (PCF) (Swift Boat)
The PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast) vessels - better known simply as "Swift Boats" - were a product of the ... [Read More]
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1989
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), a Pohang-class corvette - a small, maneuverable and armed warship - served a... [Read More]
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1991
Sang-O (class)
The Sang-O-class of attack submarine makes up the largest underwater component of the modern North K... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sang-O (class)

1932
Schnellboot (S-Boot)
The history of the German Navy "S- Boot" began with the World War 1 "Treaty of Versailles" written i... [Read More]
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1915
SMS Mowe
In the city of Sarajevo in 1914, Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated b... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the SMS Mowe

1915
SMS Seeadler (1878)
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1993
USS Cyclone (PC-1)
The USS Cyclone (PC 1) was developed as a coastal patrol craft for supporting general close-to-shore... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Cyclone (PC-1)

1937
USS Downes (DD-375)
World War 2 (1939-1945) made veterans of many fighting ships and their crews. USS Downes (DD-375) wa... [Read More]
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2012
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
The United States Navy (USN) originally envisioned a large class of warships categorized as "littora... [Read More]
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2008
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
The United States Navy saw the need for a fleet of small, multipurpose corvette type warships to ope... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Freedom (LCS-1)

1944
USS John C. Butler (DE-339)
The John C. Butler-class was laid down as Destroyer Escorts (DE) during World War 2 (1939-1945) and ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS John C. Butler (DE-339)

1776
USS Philadelphia
USS Philadelphia served the Continental Navy of America during the American Revolutionary War - the ... [Read More]
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1889
USS Yorktown (PG-1)
The USS Yorktown (PG-1), or "Patrol Gunboat" (also recognized as a "third class" cruiser) was the le... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the USS Yorktown (PG-1)