Found another Navy fast attack boat to make that I was thinking of making for a long time. USS Pegasus (PHM-1)

The USS Pegasus PHM-1 was the lead ship of her class of hydrofoils operated by the United States Navy. Pegasus-class vessels were designed for high speed and mobility and carried a powerful armament for their size.

Name Pegasus
Namesake Pegasus
Awarded 1 February 1973
Builder Boeing Marine Systems, Renton, Washington
Laid down 10 May 1973
Launched 9 November 1974
Commissioned 9 July 1977
Decommissioned 30 July 1993
Stricken 30 July 1993
Homeport Key West, Florida
Fate Sold for scrapping, 19 August 1996
General characteristics [1]
Class and type Pegasus-class hydrofoil
Displacement
  • 178 long tons (181 t) light
  • 248 long tons (252 t) full
Length 131.2 ft (40.0 m)
Beam 28.2 ft (8.6 m)
Draft
  • 23.2 feet (7.1 m) hull borne
  • 8.8 ft (2.7 m) foil borne
Installed power
  • 2 × Mercedes-Benz marine diesels (hullborne), 1,600 bhp (1,193 kW)
  • 1 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbine (foil borne), 18,000 ship (13,423 kW)
Propulsion
  • 2 × Water jets (hull borne)
  • 1 × Water jet (foil borne)
Speed
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) hull borne
  • 48 knots (89 km/h; 55 mph) foil borne
Range 750–1,200 nmi (1,390–2,220 km)
Complement 4 officers, 17 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems
  • LN-66 navigation radar
  • Mk 94 Mod 1 fire-control system
Armament
  • 1 × 76 mm (3 in)/62 Mk.75 OTO-Melara gun
  • 2 × quad RGM-84 Harpoon

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