Boat, 30' Surf Rescue Craft (SRB)
30-Foot Surf Rescue Craft
Number: 30201 through 30220
Displacement (lbs): 11,500 fully loaded; 10,300 operational (1980)
Length: 30’ 4" (max)
Beam: 9’ 4" (max)
Draft: 3’ 8" (max)
Main Engines: N/A
Max Speed: 31 knots
Cruising: 25 knots, 155 mile radius (1988)
Fuel Oil (95%): 77 gallons
Complement: 2 men (1980)
The 30-Foot SRB was designed for close-in rescue work under moderately heavy seas and surf conditions. The boat is self-bailing and self-righting and can accommodate six survivors. Prior tomthe development of this boat, standard shipboard MSB were modified for limited duty and assigned to some shore stations.
The 30-foot SRB is constructed of solid glass-reinforced plastic from the chine down. Above the chine, the boat is foam core glass-reinforced plastic.
30-footer Line Drawing
Boat Files, U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office.
Scheina, Robert L. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and Craft, 1946-1990. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1990.
Wilkinson, William D., and Timothy R. Dring. American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.