By Cliff Lethbridge

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Launch Status: No Longer Used for Cape Canaveral Missile Launches

First Cape Canaveral Launch: February 18, 1982

Final Cape Canaveral Launch: April 8, 1982

Total Number of Cape Canaveral Launches: 9

Vehicles Launched: Penguin

Patrol Boat is the generic term for medium size vessel designed for coastal patrol operations. Hauk Class Norwegian Patrol Boats were used to test launch Penguin missiles off the coast of Cape Canaveral. Hauk Class Patrol Boats were deployed by the Royal Norwegian Navy, and were removed from service by 2008. The Hauk Class Patrol Boats had the following specifications:

Number Produced: 14

Displacement: 160 tons full load

Length: 120 feet

Beam: 20 feet

Draught: 5.9 feet

Draft: 4.9 feet

Propulsion: 2 diesel engines, 2 shafts

Speed: 32 knots

Range: 440 miles at 30 knots

Crew: 24 (including 6 officers)

Armament: 6 Penguin SSM’s, Twin Simbad Launcher, Sadral and Manpad SAM’s, 1 40-mm gun, 2 Torpedo Tubes