A unique ship, and to some extent the transportation system of which it is a part, is described. The ship was designed to carry 250 40-ft highway trailers and about 300 automobiles in the New York to Puerto Rico trade on a weekly schedule. The ship is 700 ft long and 105 ft wide over the main deck. It displaces 24,000 tons at the design draft of 27 ft. A single boiler, steam turbine propulsion plant generates 32,000 shp driving the ship with a single screw. A controlled passive stabilization system based on the U tube tank principle is installed. Terminal facilities at both ends of the run include vehicle marshalling yards, yard tractors, scales, and loading ramps.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Schorsch, E
    • Lawlor, J J
    • Huntington, J S
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 73-79
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM