The research program consisted essentially of preliminary planning, shoreside studies with participating steamship companies, observational voyages, analyses of voyage data and controlling factors, and investigations of technological developments in other fields or of currently limited application to dry cargo vessels. Three observational voyages were made, one on each of the three specified types of vessels, a C2, a C3 and a C4 Mariner, over different routes and during somewhat different seasons of the year. The voyage observations and analyses developed cost and methods information in detail sufficient to emphasize areas of possible improvement, and establish a framework within which alternative methods might be sought. Studies of techniques, materials and equipment employed in other industries, or available to the maritime industry, suggested alternatives for some activities and tasks of major economic significance in vessel operation. Some data was obtained in only sufficient detail to indicate a need for improvement without corresponding suggested alternatives.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number S-6-S.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510
  • Authors:
    • Dial, B C
  • Publication Date: 1961-11-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1851
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM