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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2019 9:17 p.m. PST

….In Decades

"The U.S. Navy has at least tested small hydrofoil boat based on the VT Halter Marine Mk Mod 2 High Speed Assault Craft, a predecessor to the service's stealthy Combatant Craft Assault special operations watercraft, or CCA. The revelation comes more than 25 years after the service retired its six Pegasus-class missile boats, the last of its operational hydrofoils…."


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Apr 2019 10:03 p.m. PST

I've been on deck of a Pegasus-class missile boat, but sadly, not while she was underway. grin

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2019 5:32 a.m. PST

great article and video.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2019 7:43 a.m. PST

Nice captain's yacht?

SBminisguy11 Apr 2019 9:43 a.m. PST

Retiring the Pegasus made little sense to me given the maritime patrol obligations we have.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2019 12:21 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


Lion in the Stars11 Apr 2019 1:30 p.m. PST

The Pegasus-class were all 15-20 years old at the time of their retirement, which is a little short for a typical naval vessel's life. They were probably a casualty of the 'Peace Dividend' at the end of the Cold War.

Maintenance costs and the lack of international interest probably doomed any immediate replacement.

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