Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Down by the riverside, it’s bound to be a better ride.
A 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station New York underway in New York Harbor at dusk. Developed in a direct response to the need for additional Homeland Security assets in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Defender Class boats were procured under an emergency acquisition authority. With an overall length of 25 feet, two 225 horsepower outboard engines, unique turning radius, and gun mounts boat forward and aft, the Defender Class boats are exceptional waterborne assets for conducting fast and high speed maneuvering tactics in a small deployable package.
(Photo by Petty Officer Third Class Michael Himes, 16 SEP 2013.)