The paper discusses the reason for the current interest in integrated tug-barges and outlines their history leading up to current developments in such designs, citing specific examples. Propulsion plants are discussed and single-screw and twin-screw propulsion systems are compared. The paper discusses a number of applications, both commercial and military, for which integrated tug-barge systems would be particularly suitable because of the flexibility offered by the detachable, interchangeable power plant (tug), and the relative lower first cost and operating cost when compared with a ship. The relative economics of tug-barge tankers operating under the U.S. flag are examined for two services; namely, an international route and a domestic service.

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    • Presented at meeting of New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, December, 1972.
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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Giblon, R P
    • Tapscott, R J
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00046677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM