The Stiletto is an advanced-technology vessel designed and built by the M Ship Company as an operational experiment for the Department of Defense. It was developed for high-speed military missions in the shallow water areas of the littorals in support of the late Vice Admiral Arthur Cebrowski's vision of a "brown-water navy" for expeditionary combat in the 21st century. No other vessel compares to its speed, ride quality, payload capability and shallow draft.
Length, (o.a.) : 88 ft.
Length, (b.p.) : 80 ft.
Breadth, (molded) : 41 ft.
Depth, (molded) : 7.0 ft. to weather deck, 15.5 ft. to top deck
Draft, (designed) : 2.5 ft.
Draft, (scantling) : 2.1 ft.
DWT (at design draft) : 66 long tons (67 metric tons)
DWT (at scantling draft) : 48 long tons (49 metric tons)
Speed : 50+ kts
Main Engines : 4 x CAT C32 Diesels
Total installed power : 6,600 hp
Generators : Northern Lights
Engine Controls : Twin Disc
Fire extinguishing systems : Kidde FM-200
Fire detection system : Kidde
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