THE "OSPREY'' CLASS
DIVISION OF TELEDYNE, INC.
HWY. 182 BERWICK, LOUISIANA
This manual for the type "OSPREY" fast patrol boat has been compiled to provide the necessary information and guidance for the efficient operation of the equipment in particular and the boat in general.
For quick and easy reference it has been divided into eight chapters. Each specializes in a particular arrangement or system. Division cards are used to separate the chapters. These cards are further references to sections.
The equipment described in some detail is mainly constructed by the boat builders. More comprehensive information of other main components are available in the manufacturers' hand books which should be used in conjunction with this manual.
The information given in this manual should be readily available to all concerned in order that they may become fully acquainted with the boat.
Requests for further information will be dealt with promptly.
All rights for the "OSPREY" class boats are reserved:
The "OSPREY" class has been developed and introduced by Sewart Seacraft, a Division of Teledyne, Inc., in close cooperation with the U.S. Navy to fulfill requirements for a fast patrol boat. The boats are being built by Sewart Seacraft, a Division of Teledyne, Inc. The Chief Designer is Kenneth Hidalgo.
The design of the 95 ft. "OSPREY" has benefited from more than twenty years of experience in rough water commercial boat use and from cooperation with the experience of the U.S. Navy personnel serving on patrol boats in the Far Fast military operation.
Sewart Seacraft has pioneered the use of aluminum in high speed patrol boats. Operating in both cold and hot climates, aluminum boats have been in service for more than ten (10) years with a very high rate of success. The low weight and high strength of aluminum in conjunction with special structural arrangements have made it possible to obtain a light weight hull with a very low vertical center of gravity.
The low vertical center of gravity and the high dead rise hull shape have given this boat the ability to carry extreme loads in both smooth and rough water with high maneuverability.
The final lines of this hull were drafted after a concentrated tank test program of more than two years at Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.
The ''OSPREY" class boats may he constructed as motor gun boat, motor torpedo boat, mine layer, submarine chaser (ASW) or combined versions of these.
The boat is powered by two l8-cylinders Napier Deltic diesel engines, each of 3100 Bhp, supplied by D. Napier & Son Ltd., England.
The extremely beamy hull -- length/beam proportions being slightly above 3:1-- incorporating a V-bottom hard chine after·-part and a round-bottom fore-part gives a maximum of speed with the ability to carry heavy loads combined with good seaworthiness and maneuverability.
It is generally considered in naval circles that the "OSPREY" class will fulfill the expectations of' a fast seaworthy: fighting unit considering the reliability, range, speed, economical running, maintenance and relatively low purchase price.
For further details concerning the boat, please refer to the specifications in this manual.
1.1 Principal Dimensions
1.2 Storage Tank Capacities
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