Here was 33.

See the logo on the stern of this puppy . . . er . . . LARC?

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My friend Tony A shared these photos with me.  He said they’re in the public domain, but they show up nowhere in google searches.

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So here are my questions:  Were these only experimental?  What is the approximate vintage of these photos?  What has become of the boats?  A hydrographic survey company used to have at least one such vessel in their Staten Island yard . . . are they the same boats?

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I’m just full of questions this morning.  Many thanks to Tony for sharing.  Enjoy the beautiful sunny spring morning.  Here is an index of  previous tugster posts with NYPD vessels.