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Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) (aka “Alpha” Boat) 

Displacement: 36.5 tons
Length: 50 feet Beam: 15 feet Draft: 3.75 feet 
Propulsion: 2 General Motors 12V71diesels, 2 shafts 
Speed: 14 kts 
Range: Crew: 6 
Weapons: 2 20mm Mk 16, or 1 20mm Mk 16 and 2 .50 BMG (in turrets), 8 3.5-inch rocket launchers (on forward turret), and 2 .50 BMG or Mk 21 7.62mm mg aft.


Photo: Harold Holman

 

HISTORY: Link to:   http://www.rivervet.com/alpha.htm for a complete description of this craft.  (Linked with permission)