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Cape Discovery-class High Speed Patrol Boat

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A Cape Discovery-class high speed patrol boat.

The Cape Discovery-class High-Speed Patrol Boat is a class of patrol vessel used in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command alongside the Orca-class patrol vessels. The Cape Discovery-class operates exclusively in the Caribbean. The are due to enter service in 2015.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: High-Speed Patrol Boat
  • Service Period: 2015-
  • Builders: Ontario Marine, Whitby, Ontario
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 88.42 meters (290 ft 1 in)
    • Beam: 16.08 meters (52 ft 9 in)
    • Draft: 2.85 meters (9 ft 4 in)
    • Displacement: 955 tons

Capacity: 60 personnel Complement: 10 officers, 26 men

  • Power Output: 90,000 horsepower
  • Propulsion: 2 General Electric / Vektris Engineering LM2500 EVO gas turbines, 1 General Motors Model 265NV turbodiesel cruise engine, 2 Bombardier pumpjets
  • Range: 10,000 miles at 12 knots, 4,000 miles at 40+ knots
  • Top Speed: 54.5 knots (62.75 mph, 101 km/h)
  • Electronics
    • SPS-67 surface search radar
    • radio frequency tracking equipment
    • RIM electronic direction-finder and depth finder
    • electro-optical detection system
  • Armament:
    • 1 x MLG-27 27mm autocannon
    • 4 x 12.7mm machine guns, numerous small arms
  • Aircraft carried: 1x Eurocopter EC635 helicopter
  • Boats carried: 2x 7.5-metre RHIB boats

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMCS Cape Discovery (PBHS-73)
  • HMCS Cape Victory (PBHS-74)
  • HMCS Cape Fox (PBHS-75)
  • HMCS Cape Storm (PBHS-76)
  • HMCS Cape Osprey (PBHS-77)
  • HMCS Cape Traverse (PBHS-78)
  • HMCS Cape Vision (PBHS-79)
  • HMCS Cape Hunter (PBHS-80)
  • HMCS Cape Runner (PBHS-81)
  • HMCS Cape Master (PBHS-82)
  • HMCS Cape Shark (PBHS-83)
  • HMCS Cape Orca (PBHS-84)
  • HMCS Cape Defender (PBHS-85)
  • HMCS Cape Walker (PBHS-86)
  • HMCS Cape Challenge (PBHS-87)
  • HMCS Cape Eagle (PBHS-88)
  • HMCS Cape Dolphin (PBHS-89)
  • HMCS Cape Battle (PBHS-90)
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