Marinette Marine Corporation Gets $24~Million Navy Contract To Build Six Yard Patrol Craft

Marinette Marine Corporation in Wisconsin has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction of six Yard Patrol Craft (YP). These vessels will be used at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for instructing midshipmen in seamanship, navigation, and marine engineering.

The initial six-boat contract is valued at more than $24 million, but if all options are exercised, total contract value would grow to more than $78 million.

The YPs are wood hull construction with an aluminum superstructure.

They have an overall length of 108 feet, beam of 22 feet 9 inches, and full-load draft of 5 feet 9 inches.

The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in June 1986, with the remaining boats delivered one per month beginning August 1 that year.

The initial contract contains an option for the construction of up to 16 additional craft. The options can be exercised by the Navy, depending upon approval of funding, in FY85 and FY86, with eight vessels planned for each fiscal year.

The Marinette Marine shipyard specializes in the design and construction of defense-related vessels and high-technology commercial craft.

Other stories from September 1984 issue


Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.