The report presents the results of sea trials of HMCS BRAS D'OR, a 200 ton open-ocean hydrofoil ship, with particular emphasis on behaviour in rough water. These trials have demonstrated the ability of a 200 ton hydrofoil to maintain high speed at least through sea state 5, and to operate hullborne with the seakeeping qualities of a destroyer-escort, thus validating the basic concept. Many practical design lessons have been learned from the trials, and the paper attempts to integrate these by outlining preliminary studies towards the design of a possible succeeding class of naval hydrofoil ships. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Originally published in Proceedings of Meeting of Royal Institute of Naval Architects, 13 April 72, pp 69-88.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Defence Research Establishment, Dartmouth

    Dartmouth, NS,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Eames, M C
    • Drummond, T G
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DREA-71-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM