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Patrol Craft

Patrol Craft serve global navies through their ability to operate in shallow water and close to shorelines.

There are a total of 23 Navy Patrol Craft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

1969
Armored Troop Carrier (ATC)
The United States Navy, much like the French Navy before it during the First Indochina War, saw the importance of controlling...

1969
Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) (Alpha Boat)
The Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) - otherwise known as "Alpha Boats" - were the dedicated destroyers and minesweepers of...

1997
CCG Willow (WLB-202)
The United States Coast Guard is the smallest of the five American military service branches, numbering some 42,000 men and w...

1991
Combat Boat 90 (CB90) / Stridsbat 90H
The Swedish shipbuilder, Dockstavarvet, has produced a state-of-the-art vessel in the Combat Boat 90 (CB90/CB90H). The vessel...

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 force charged with comba...

1941
ELCO PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
Prior to (and during) World War 2, the United States Navy (USN) contracted out to three primary manufacturers for the constru...

2012
FS L'Adroit (P725)
The L'Adroit is an offshore / deep water patrol vessel currently leased to the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) for th...

1942
Higgins PT Boat (Patrol Torpedo)
The American side of the PT boat ("Patrol Torpedo") wars of World War 2 are primarily remembered through the exploits of the ...

1968
HMAS Advance (P83)
With the expansive coastline maintained by Australia and the critical nature of trade and stability of the Asia-Pacific regio...

1999

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 scratch. With the rise of Hit...

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 the first dozen vessels c...

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 sometime in 1991. The Hetz - ...

1966
PACV / ACV (Pac-Vee / Monster)
The PACV ("Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle") was a patrol hovercraft made notable by its involvement in the Vietnam War under the ...

1990
PBL (Patrol Boat, Light)
The PBL (or "Patrol Boat, Light") is another of the United States Navy's type of small-class surface vessels built on speed a...

1966
PBR (Patrol Boat, Riverine)
One of the most intriguing of the United States Navy's crafts during the Vietnam War arguably was the PBR (or "Patrol Boat, R...

1965
PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast) (Swift Boat)
The PCF (Patrol Craft, Fast) vessels - better known simply as "Swift Boats" - were a product of the Sewart Seacraft concern o...

1989
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772)
ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772), a Pohang-class corvette - a small, maneuverable and armed warship - served as part of the South Korea...

1932
Schnellboot (S-Boot)
The history of the German Navy "S- Boot" began with the World War 1 "Treaty of Versailles" written in June of 1919 to prevent...

1915
SMS Mowe
In the city of Sarajevo in 1914, Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated by Serbian nationalists sp...

1993
USS Cyclone (PC-1)
The USS Cyclone (PC 1) was developed as a coastal patrol craft for use with special forces operatives. Though a promising des...

2008
USS Freedom (LCS-1)
The United States Navy saw the need for a fleet of small, multipurpose corvette type warships to operate in the littoral or c...

1889
USS Yorktown (PG-1)
The USS Yorktown (PG-1), or "Patrol Gunboat" (also recognized as a "third class" cruiser) was the lead ship of her Yorktown-c...
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