In this paper, two alternative corvette hull forms namely, the round bottom and deep V have been comparatively analyzed in terms of intact and damaged stability and roll performance in beam waves. The boat is planned to operate in the Navy's coastal water missions. Even though both forms are considered to comply with the design requirements, slight differences in displacement and principal dimensions are found to be inevitable due to the intrinsic characteristics of the specific forms. First part of the study concentrated on determining the conventional intact and damaged stability qualities whereas the second part was devoted to nonlinear rolling behavior of the vessels in synchronous beam waves. Nonlinear rolling amplitudes are thought to be quite important especially for resonance condition since they tend to peak in capsize conditions. Various combinations of loading conditions and damaged cases are taken into account to analyze the effects of them. Comparative results are presented graphically depicting the advantages/disadvantages of the selected forms over each other. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.