From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. III p 328
A city in central North Carolina.
High Point (PCH--1), an hydrofoil patrol craft, was launched 17 August 1962 by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Wash., in conjunction with Boeing Co., Seattle ; sponsored by Mrs. William H. Allen ; and placed in service 15 August 15 1963. Lt. H. G. Billerbeck in charge.
High Point is the first of a series of hydrofoil craft designed to evaluate the performance of this kind off propulsion in the modern Navy. She has three submerged foils containing propulsion nacelles and propellers, and is also capable of riding on her hull like a more conventional ship. On her foils, High Point is capable of very high-speed operation, and can add mobility and flexibility to Americas antisubmarine forces. The craft carried out tests in Puget Sound during 1968 through 1967.