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One of the newest vessel at DIMDEX 2018, the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, was the U.S. Navy Mark VI Patrol Boat. Navy Recognition interviewed a crew member who takes you on a detailed tour aboard of the most capable platforms in the U.S. Navy fleet right now.


One of the newest vessel at DIMDEX 2018, the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, was the U.S. Navy Mark VI Patrol Boat. Navy Recognition interviewed a crew member who takes you on a detailed tour aboard of the most capable platforms in the U.S. Navy fleet right now.


DIMDEX 2018 Video U.S. Navy Destroyer USS Sampson U.S. Navy Mark VI Patrol Boat pulling in Hamad port for DIMDEX 2018.


The Mk VI PB is the Navy’s next generation Patrol Boat and will become a part of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s (NECC) fleet of combatant craft. The primary mission of Mark VI Patrol Boats is to provide capability to persistently patrol littoral areas beyond sheltered harbors and bays for the purpose of force protection of friendly and coalition forces and critical infrastructure. These missions include: security force assistance (SFA); high value unit (HVU) shipping escort; visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) operations; and theater security cooperation (TSC).

The Mark VI program of record was for a total of 12 boats. The Twelvth Mark VI boat was delivered by Safe Boats International in January 2018.


Video: U.S. Navy Mark VI Patrol Boat at DIMDEX 2018


Displacement: 72 tons
Length 82 ft (25 m)
Width 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 4 ft (1.2 m)


DIMDEX 2018 Video Indian Navy Destroyer INS Kolkata 2 U.S. Navy Mark VI Patrol Boat pulling in Hamad port for DIMDEX 2018.