The boats were constructed with alloy framing and wooden decks and skin. Nine were eventually cancelled in , including Dark Horseman which at the time was partially completed and on the stocks in the builders yard. Retrieved 23 December An Admiralty decision in took nearly all fast patrol boats out of commission, with nine of the new Dark-class to be laid up. Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

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Ship infoboxes without an image. Fast patrol boat Displacement: With no previous experience of using diesel engines in vessels of this size, it was not fully understood how dirty they would get from the exhaust fumes. The all-aluminium version was exported to Burma five unitsFinland two unitsand Japan one unit by builders Saunders-Roe. An opposed-piston two-stroke diesel, it develops 11011, s.

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The following classes had greatly reduced numbers with the Brave class numbering only two vessels and Scimitar class numbering only three. British Military Powerboat Trust.

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The Dark class would be the final commission of this quantity for patrol boats of this size and speed. The exception was Dark Scout which had all aluminium decks, skins and frames.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Monance Thornycroft Morgan GilesTeignmouth. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 23 December Originally launched in the normal Royal Navy grey, they eventually had their hulls painted completely black to disguise the staining from exhaust emissions.

Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. PageParagraph 2. An Admiralty decision in 1101 nearly all fast patrol boats out of commission, with nine of the new Dark-class to be laid up.

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Nine were eventually cancelled inincluding Dark Horseman which at the time was partially completed and on the stocks in the builders yard. A special boat squadron was nominated, however it did not include any of the Dark-class.

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Coastal Forces Heritage Trust. Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Stephen Retrieved from 111 https: They were the only diesel engined fast patrol boats in the Royal Navy. On 20 Decemberthe Admiralty stated that the Coastal Forces would not be completely abandoned in case it needed to be expanded in the future.

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This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat The class could be fitted as either motor gun boats or motor torpedo boatsdepending on the type of armament carried. A 2, hp Two-stroke” PDF.

Jane’s Fighting Ships — Ships of the Royal Navy: The boats were constructed with alloy framing and wooden decks and skin.