Diesel powered tugboats tend to be noisy. Not only are diesel engines inherently noisy, but tugs pack a great deal of power into a relatively small hull. Furthermore, the trend is toward more power and higher speed, the therefore, noisier engines. The problem is even more acute since the awareness of the harmful features of noise has increased. The government is specifying maximum noise levels and the crews are objecting to excessively noisy conditions. Owners, builders and naval architects are aware of the problem and are looking for solutions. The paper is intended to contribute toward the goal of quieter tugboats.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Pacific Northwest Section meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Dyer, T R
    • Lundgaard, B
  • Publication Date: 1973-1-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM