Coastal Patrol Boat

A coastal patrol boat assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 158 launches from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) to patrol the Persian Gulf. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

A coastal patrol boat assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 158 launches from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) to patrol the Persian Gulf. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Flordeliz Valerio/Released)

Comments

  1. Why are the guns manned?
    Should they not be CROWS?
    Although it does look better with a sailor hanging off the gun handles.

  2. CROWS and RWS on armored vehicles makes sense because the gunners can engage targets without exposing themselves. I think here the benefit would be far less noticeable because of the type and layout of the vehicle.

    Now, maybe a remotely-piloted boat with CROWS? Bring it on.

  3. Yeah, watching old-style gun mounts now gives me the heebie-jeebies. Give those guys some gun shields. They’re cheap, and they work.

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