The conclusions drawn in Benford's classic 1956 paper have, for the most part, been fully confirmed by developments in the tanker industry. However, his recommendation that "For a given displacement, block coefficient and draft, the vessel should be as short and wide as practical considerations will allow" has been realized in only a very limited way. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the validity of the latter recommendation by means of an economic analysis of VLCCs with low length-beam and high beam-draft ratios under a draft constraint.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • NICKELS, F J
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM