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Response boat - Small II
USCG 29-foot Response Boat-Small -a.jpg
A Response boat-Small II underway
Class overview
Name: Response boat - Small II
Builders: Metal Shark
Operators: United States Coast Guard
Preceded by: Defender-class
Planned: 470[1]
Completed: 470[2]
General characteristics
Displacement: 8,300 pounds
Length: 28 ft 8 inches
Beam: 8 ft 5 inches
Draft: 1 ft 8 inches
  • Twin Honda 225 HP outboards
  • 40+ knots
  • Range: 150 nautical miles
    Sensors and
    processing systems:
    • Communications and navigation suite
    • 2 NAVNET 3D displays
  • 2 x M240B machine guns
  • Small arms
  • Armour:
  • Ballistic panels installed in the cabin
  • The Response boat - Small II, also known as RB-S II, is a small vessel in service in the US Coast Guard. The boats perform a variety of missions such has PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), law enforcement, counter narcotics operations, search and rescue, migrant interdiction, and environmental response operations.[3]


    The new design of the Response Boat-Small focuses more on crew comfort, visibility, safety and protection. To improve visibility they have 360 degree visibility, for comfort they have an ergonomic design and shock mitigating seats, and for safety and protection they are equipped with ballistic protection to provide the crew small arms protection. The boats have fore and aft gun mount for M240B machine guns.[4] The boats can also carry a variety of small arms ranging from rifles, shotguns, and pistols. The boat is made of premium-grade 5086 aluminum alloy.[5]

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