Tag: hydrofoils

March 27, 2017

Hydrofoils: Ships That Fly

The U.S. Navy's fleet of big ships is balanced by a diverse collection of smaller vessels including speedy patrol boats. Of these, hydrofoil patrol boats were some of the most unusual vessels of the U.S. Navy fleet.And now, thanks to the U.S. Navy's first operational hydrofoil, was launched in 1962. Operating from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard,