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HNoMS Hinnøy at Liverpool Cruise Terminal

Photographs © John H. Luxton 2013

HNoMS HINNØY [M343] is an Oksøy Class mine hunter. She has an air cusioned fibre reinforced catamaran hull. Two large fans located on each side create an air cushion between the two hulls and a front and aft rubber skirt, lifting the vessel, giving small drag and a high cruise speed, as well as low susceptibility to the shock of exploding mines since only a small portion of the hull is actually exposed in the water.
 

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