Some modern patrol vessels are equipped with a stern launching ramp, for deploying smaller rescue or pursuit boats without requiring the parent ship to come to a halt, first. Typically the smaller craft are powered by water-jets, and can drive themselves up the ramp by their own power.
^Philip Ewing (2008-06-27). "New cutter struts at Inner Harbor". Navy Times. Retrieved 2011-12-02. From the new muzzle-velocity radar in its 57mm deck gun on the foc’sle to the boat-launch ramp at the stern, the Bertholf brings a new set of capabilities to the cutter fleet, Stadt said.mirror
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