This summary briefly describes the salient features of the technical report, The Feasibility and Design of Nuclear-Powered Submarine Tankers, dated December 1, 1958. The technical report resulted from an investigation of the principal dimensions and power requirements for submarines with hull forms designed to carry 20,000, 30,000 and 40,000 tons of cargo dead-weight, and at speeds of 20, 30 and 40 knots submerged. General conclusions are: (1) submarine tankers limited to a surface draft of about three feet are feasible only for speeds up to approximately 20 to 25 knots; (2) the upper limit in speed with present power plant technology is in the vicinity of 40 knots. The vessels described are purely commercial, with no special features included for adaptation to military use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number MA-1718.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Dynamics

    Quincy, MA  United States  02169
  • Publication Date: 1958-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Sum Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1718
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM