(ORDO NEWS) — The US Navy has recently joined the crumbs-boat , designed to carry out ancillary works on the water.
The adorable little tugboat Ford F-150 blew up social media and earned the nickname “the smallest ship of the US Navy.”
The boat is only 5.8 meters long and is actually a Boomin Beaver security tug. Originally designed for logging on waterways, this boat is a versatile vessel that can tow small ships and install floating safety barriers, ensuring that larger submarines, destroyers and even aircraft carriers avoid unwanted visitors.
The tug first appeared on Reddit earlier this week. Chuck’s Boat and Drive in Longview, Washington made these boats for lumberjacks, and at one point, the US Navy purchased many of these boats for various port operations.
By the way, one of the tiny boats was put up for government auction in 2006. The listing indicates that the boat has a length of 5.8 meters, a width of 3 meters and a draft of 1.5 meters. The power plant is listed as a 260 hp Cummins 6BTA5.9 diesel engine. with ZF marine transmission. The highest price per boat was $ 100,025, which seems … overkill to say the least for such a small boat.
However, when it comes to naval ships, the word “cheap” is best forgotten.
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