Stiletto Stealth Ships: Look Different. Ride Different. Buy DifferentJul 29, 2013 13:45 UTC
Latest updates[?]: Major article update improves background, reorganizes article; extends coverage back to the program's beginning and forward into the ship's role as an advanced demonstrator platform.
With the formal roll-out of the 88-foot Stiletto stealth ship and its cutting-edge “M-Hull” wave-damping design on Jan 31/06, the late Vice-Admiral Cebrowski’s legacy of advocating “the small, the fast and the many” for the US Navy took a step forward.
The ship was deployed on operations, and proved out a number of the concepts behind her construction, but questions about the long-term durability of composite hulls prevented the type’s adoption into full US Navy service. The ship has been pushed to a maritime technology experimentation and demonstration role, but her saga remains interesting.
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