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This article is about the naval vessel. For the Australian TV series, see Patrol Boat (TV series).

A patrol boat is a small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defence duties. Patrol Boat was an Australian television drama series that screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... HMS Invincible, a British Invincible-class aircraft carrier USS Port Royal (CG-73), an American Ticonderoga class cruiser HMCS Algonquin, a Canadian Iroquois-class destroyer HMAS Darwin, an Australian Adelaide-class frigate A naval ship is a ship (or sometimes boat, depending on classification) used for combat purposes, commonly by...


There have been many designs for patrols boats. They may be operated by a nation's navy, coast guard, or police force, and may be intended for marine (blue water) and/or estuarine or river ("brown water") environments. They are commonly found engaged in various border protection roles, including anti-smuggling, anti-piracy, fisheries patrols, and immigration law enforcement. They are also often called upon to participate in rescue operations. Naval redirects here. ... A coast guard is a national organization responsible for various services at sea. ... Categories: Geographical term stubs ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Categories: Geographical term stubs ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about maritime piracy. ... A fishery (plural: fisheries) is an organized effort by humans to catch fish or other aquatic species, an activity known as fishing. ... Nationality law is the branch of a countrys legal system wherein legislation, custom and court precendent combine to define the ways in which that countrys nationality and citizenship are transmitted, acquired or lost. ... For the band, see The Police. ... Rescue refers to operations that usually involve the saving of life, or prevention of injury. ...


They may be broadly classified as Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) and Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs)


They are warships typically smaller in size than a Corvette and can include fast attack craft, torpedo boats and missile boats, although some are as large as a frigate. The offshore patrol vessels are usually the smallest ship in a Navy's fleet that are large and seaworthy enough to patrol off-shore in the open ocean. In larger militaries, such as in the United States Military, offshore patrol vessels usually serve in the Coast Guard, but many smaller nations navys' operate these type of ships. French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate and larger than a coastal patrol craft. ... S71 Gepard, Gepard class fast attack craft A Fast Attack Craft (FAC) (German: Schnellboot) is a small (150 to 400 tonnes), fast (up to ca. ... A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to launch torpedoes at larger surface ships. ... Missile Boat, see Missile Boat (disambiguation) Missile boat FNS Hamina of the Finnish Navy. ... For the bird, see Frigatebird. ... Naval redirects here. ... Animated map exhibiting the worlds oceanic waters. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... A coast guard is a national organization responsible for various services at sea. ...


During both World Wars in order to rapidly build up numbers, all sides created auxiliary patrol boats by arming motor boats and sea going fishing boats with machine guns and obsolescent naval weapons. Some modern patrol vessels are still based on fishing and leisure boats. Categories: Stub | Boat types ... A modern Icelandic trawler A trawler is a fishing vessel designed for the purpose of operating a trawl, a type of fishing net that is dragged along the bottom of the sea (or sometimes above the bottom at a specified depth). ... Obsolescence is a made up word referring to the state of being which occurs when a person, object, or service is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. ...


Seagoing patrol boats are typically around 30m (100 ft) in length and usually carry a single medium caliber artillery gun as main armament, and a variety of lighter secondary armament such as machine guns or a close-in weapon system. Depending on role, vessels in this class may also have more sophisticated sensors and fire control systems that would enable them to carry torpedoes, anti-ship and surface-to-air missiles. Most modern designs are powered by gas turbine arrangements such as CODAG, and speeds are generally in the 25-30 knot range. They are primarily used for patrol in a country's exclusive economic zone. Common tasks are fisheries inspection, anti-smuggling (usually anti-narcotics) duties, illegal immigration patrols, anti-piracy patrols and search and rescue (law enforcement-type of work). The largest OPVs might also have a flight deck and helicopter embarked. In times of crisis or war, these vessels are expected to support the larger vessels in the navy. USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16/50 and six 5/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1 July 1984. ... Phalanx CIWS A Close-in weapon system (CIWS) is a naval shipboard weapon system for detecting and destroying incoming anti-ship missiles and enemy aircraft at short range (the threat(s) having penetrated the ships available outer defences). ... A fire-control system is a computer, often mechanical, which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target. ... The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... Image:RBS-15 missile launch. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... This machine has a single-stage centrifugal compressor and turbine, a recuperator, and foil bearings. ... Combined diesel and gas, usually abbreviated CODAG is a type of propulsion system for ships, particularly warships. ... Sea areas in international rights Under the law of the sea, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources. ... Fisheries management is today often referred to as a governmental system of management rules based on defined objectives and a mix of management means to implement the rules, which is put in place by a system of monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the general concept, see Prohibitionism. ... Illegal alien and Illegal aliens redirect here. ... This article is about maritime piracy. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ...


Their small size and relatively low cost make them one of the most common type of warship in the world. Almost all navies operate at least a few offshore patrol vessels, especially those with only "green water" capabilites. They are useful in smaller seas such as the North Sea as well as in open oceans. A green-water navy is a naval term that refers to a naval force based around a coastal or littoral capability. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ...


Similar vessels for exclusively military duties include torpedo boats and missile boats. The United States Navy operated the Pegasus class of armed hydrofoils for years, in a patrol boat role. A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to launch torpedoes at larger surface ships. ... Missile Boat, see Missile Boat (disambiguation) Missile boat FNS Hamina of the Finnish Navy. ... USN redirects here. ... The Pegasus class hydrofoils were a series of fast attack patrol boats employed by the U.S. Navy. ...


The River Patrol Boat (sometimes called "Riverine" and "Pibber") is a USA design of small patrol boat type designed to patrol waters of large rivers. Patrol Boat PBR Mark II PBR Mark II forward . ...


Specific nations

Australia

The Attack class patrol boats were small coastal defence vessels built for the Royal Australian Navy and operated between 1967 and 1985. ... The Fremantle-class patrol boats have been the Royal Australian Navys coastal patrol vessels since 1979. ... Armidale class patrol boat are a new class of patrol boats in construction for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to replace the Fremantle class patrol boats. ...

Canada

The Kingston-class consists of 12 naval patrol vessels of Canadian Forces Maritime Command constructed under the Maritime Coastal Defense Vessel (MCDV) project. ... HMCS Bastion, flagship of the Canadian Navy. ...

Finland

VMV class patrol boat (Finnish: ) was a series of Finnish patrol boats, which served with the Finnish Coast Guard and the Finnish Navy during World War II. The VMV-boats were designed by dipl. ... The Finnish Navy (Finnish: Suomen merivoimat, Swedish: Finländska marinen) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. ...

Iceland

ICGV Týr is an Offshore Patrol vessel of the Ægir-class and the flagship of the Icelandic Coast Guard, built by Aarhus Flydedok a/s, in Denmark. ... Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard The Icelandic Coast Guard is a branch of Icelands military. ... V/s Ægir is the sistership of V/s Týr and was built by Aalborg Værft a/s, in Denmark. ... Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard The Icelandic Coast Guard is a branch of Icelands military. ... V/s Óðinn is the oldest ship currently operated by the Icelandic Coast Guard. ... Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard The Icelandic Coast Guard is a branch of Icelands military. ... CGI impression of the new ship The UT 512L OPV design is a Rolls Royce design for a new Icelandic Coast Guard ship which is set to replace the aging V/s Óðinn. ... Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard The Icelandic Coast Guard is a branch of Icelands military. ...

India

INS Bangaram on patrol Bangaram class patrol crafts are indegenously developed in India by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers. ... The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. ... The Sukanya Class patrol craft are part of the Indian Navy. ... The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ...

Ireland

The Irish Naval Service (in Irish: Seirbhís Chabhlaigh na hÉireann or just An tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh for the Naval Service) is the navy of the Republic of Ireland and is one of the three standing branches of the Irish Defence Forces[1] (Óglaigh na hÉireann). ... LÉ Eithne (P31) is a ship in the Irish Naval Service. ... The Irish Naval Service (in Irish: Seirbhís Chabhlaigh na hÉireann or just An tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh for the Naval Service) is the navy of the Republic of Ireland and is one of the three standing branches of the Irish Defence Forces[1] (Óglaigh na hÉireann). ...

Italy

Coat of Arms of the Guardia di Finanza The Italian Financial Guard, in Italian Guardia di Finanza, () is an Italian military police force under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance. ...

Japan

Shikishima (PLH 31) is a largest patrol vessel of the Japan Coast Guard. ... The Japan Coast Guard is the Japanese Coast Guard. ...

Malaysia

The Kedah class is a class of offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Malaysian Navy and named after the lead ship of the class, 171 KD Kedah. ... This article is about the Royal Navy of Malaysia. ...

Mexico

The Mexican Navy (official name Secretaría de Marina or SEMAR) is a branch of the Mexican Military responsible for conducting naval operations. ... A line of Durango-class vessels. ... The Mexican Navy (official name Secretaría de Marina or SEMAR) is a branch of the Mexican Military responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Oaxaca Class is a class of Offshore Patrol Vessel, constructed by and for the Mexican Navy. ... The Mexican Navy (official name Secretaría de Marina or SEMAR) is a branch of the Mexican Military responsible for conducting naval operations. ...

Netherlands

The Future Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal netherlands navy are being bought for the ever changing task of navys. ... This article is about the Royal Navy of the Netherlands. ...

New Zealand

The Protector class is to be an off-shore patrol vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy. ... The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the navy of New Zealand. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the navy of New Zealand. ... Design & Operational History Based on an Australian design that was modifed in 1978 to construct two inshore survey vessel for the RNZN. A further four vessels were later ordered for the RNZNVR, with the first in the class commissioning in 1983. ... The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) is the navy of New Zealand. ...

Norway

Royal Norwegian Navy Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ...

Norwegian missile patrol craft KNM Skjold (P 690) The Skjold class patrol boats are a new superfast missile boats, also known as MTBs (missile torpedo boats). ... Hauk class patrol boats are a series of Norwegian fast attack craft. ... The Storm class fast patrol boats (FPB) are a class of 20 vessels built for the Royal Norwegian Navy. ... The Barentshav class of offshore patrol vessels will consist of three vessels powered by liquefied natural gas. ... The Norwegian coast guard is a part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, but has separate vessels, many of whom are purpose-built. ... Nordkapp class OPV (Norway) Data: 3200 tons displacement 22 knots max speed Hangar for one helicopter (Lynx, NH90 from 2007) 57mm Bofors gun 12. ... The Norwegian coast guard is a part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, but has separate vessels, many of whom are purpose-built. ...

Russia

The Russian Navy or VMF (Russian: Военно-Морской Флот (ВМФ) - Voyenno- Morskoy Flot (VMF) or Military Maritime Fleet) is the naval arm of the Russian armed forces. ...

Singapore

The Republic of Singapore Navy (Abbreviation: RSN; Chinese: 新加坡共和国海军部队; Malay: Angkatan Laut Republik Singapura) is the navy of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), responsible for the defence of Singapore against sea-borne threats and protection of its sea lines of communications. ...

South Korea

Chamsuri class pastrol vessels are patrol craft in charge of guarding coastline of South Korea. ... The Republic of Korea Navy (Hangul: 대한민국 해군; Hanja: 大韓民國 海軍; Revised Romanization: Daehanminguk Haegun) or ROK Navy (ROKN) is a branch of the South Korean armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations and amphibious landing operations. ...

United Kingdom

Motor Launch is a small military vessel of British design. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... River Class The River class is a class of three offshore patrol vessels in the Royal Navy, replacing the six ships of the Island class. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... The Castle class was intended as a series of six offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Navy, designed in response to criticism of the previous Island class. ... HMS Clyde (P257) is the ninth ship in the Royal Navy to bear the name. ... The Island class was developed as a result of the Royal Navys experiences in the so called Cod War with Iceland, and the success of HMS Jura in fishery protection patrols. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ...

United States

USN redirects here. ... This is a list of patrol vessels of the United States Navy. ... The Eagle class patrol craft were a set of steel ships smaller than destroyers but having a greater operational radius than the wooden-hulled, 110-foot submarine chasers developed in 1917. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The United States Coast Guard has maintained various classes of patrol boats. ... USS Cyclone (PC 1) The Cyclone class Patrol ships are a class of United States Navy coastal patrol boats. ... The United States Coast Guard has maintained various classes of patrol boats. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk USCG HC-130H departs Mojave USCG HC-130H on International Ice Patrol duties The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the U.S. military, a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ...

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See also

  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Ships

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