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L45-125.04.04 USS High Point (PCH-1)

USS High Point (PCH-1)
Title: USS High Point (PCH-1)
Description: "Flying" above the surface of Puget Sound, the United States Navy's first patrol craft - hydrofoil, USS High Point (PCH-1), demonstrates the lift capability of her wholly submerged, wing-like foils. The submarine chased is designed for speeds in excel of 50 miles an hour (80 km-h) and, with an automatic control system closely akin to an airplane's autopilot, provides a swift and stable platform in seas virtually as high as the length of its foil struts. July 5, 1963.
Accession #: L45
Catalog #: L45-125.04.04
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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