"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
That one was fun. So are the Pegasus boats considered a success?
Well, that depends. Nice test platform. Killed by "Big Navy" who perceived war would be fought in the deep blue waters. Focus now seems to be shifting to island chain ops and distributed weaponry in larger numbers of smaller ships.
They should have gone with both, hydrofoils on Carriers. I'll let the engineers crunch the numbers for how impossible it is. Once you debunk Carriers, I'll insist on hydrofoil submarines. :PSeriously fast patrol boats with a ship designed as a tender for them seems to be in the future.