A special boat squadron was nominated, however it did not include any of the Dark-class. Coastal Forces Heritage Trust. Nine were eventually cancelled in , including Dark Horseman which at the time was partially completed and on the stocks in the builders yard. Page , Paragraph 2. Originally launched in the normal Royal Navy grey, they eventually had their hulls painted completely black to disguise the staining from exhaust emissions.
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They were the only diesel engined fast patrol boats in the Royal Navy. The Dark class would be the final commission of this quantity for patrol ,bt of this size and speed.
The exception was Dark Scout which had all aluminium decks, skins and frames. Originally launched in the normal Royal Navy grey, they eventually had their hulls painted completely black to disguise the staining from exhaust emissions. The following classes had greatly reduced numbers with the Brave class numbering only two vessels and 1101 class numbering only three.
Ships of the Royal Navy: Archived from the original on Retrieved 23 December British Military Powerboat Trust.
This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat PageParagraph 2. Coastal Forces Heritage Trust.
Dark-class patrol boat – Wikipedia
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A special boat squadron was nominated, however it did not include any of the Dark-class. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. With no previous experience of using diesel engines 110 vessels of this size, it was not fully understood how dirty they would get from the exhaust fumes. Fast patrol boat Displacement: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
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Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen A 2, hp Two-stroke” Mht. Retrieved from ” https: An Admiralty decision in took nearly all fast patrol boats out of commission, with nine of the new Dark-class to be laid up.
The boats were constructed with alloy framing and wooden decks and skin.
Monance Thornycroft Morgan GilesTeignmouth. Nine were eventually cancelled inincluding Dark Horseman which at the time was partially completed and on the stocks in the builders yard. Jane’s Fighting Ships — The all-aluminium version was exported to Burma five unitsFinland two unitsand Japan one unit by builders Saunders-Roe.
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The class could be fitted as either motor gun boats or motor torpedo boatsdepending on the type of armament carried. On 20 Decemberthe Admiralty stated that the Coastal Forces would not be completely abandoned in case it needed to be expanded 1011 the future.