Operational use: As lead-in navigational craft for landing boats; to mark line of departure; for traffic control; for preliminary hydrographic surveys.
Description: Similar in appearance to the LCS (S), this steel-hull craft is distinguished by its collapsible antennae and radar. Usually carried on the decks of APA's and AKA's and lowered by booms. Not intended to beach.
Endurance: 500 miles @ 10 kts.; 240 miles @ max. speed.
Speed: 13½ kts. (max.).
Dimensions: Length, 56'0'' o.a. Beam, 13'7''.
Displacement: 30 tons. Draft, 3'11½'' (max).
Capacity: Crew only.
Armament: 3 twin .50-cal. M.G. on ring mounts; smoke pots.
Special Equipment: Gyro Compass. - Odograph (small DRT). - SO radar w/VPR scope. - QBG underwater sound equipment. - NK-2 echo sound receiver. - ZB/RU radio directional equipment. - NJ-8 echo sound receiver. - 2-TCS radio transmitter / receivers. - Gyro repeater. - 2-SCR 610 (FM radio transmitter / receivers.)
Propulsion: 2 Diesels, 225 hp. each.
Fuel: 550 gals. fuel oil.