MOTION STUDIES ABOARD USS ORTOLAN (ASRV-22)

The introduction of ocean-going catamarans into the fleet produced questions as to the seakindliness of these vessels. Quantitative observations aboard the USNS HAYES and the ASRV-21 prompted an interest in the motion statistics of this class of vessel. The ASRV-22, ORTOLAN, sister ship to the ASRV-21, was delivered from Mobile, Alabama to Philadelphia Navy Yard. During the transit, measurements of roll, pitch and vertical acceleration were recorded. Reported are the results of those measurements, environmental conditions under which the data was recorded and comparisons with comparable data recorded aboard the USNS HAYES are presented in graphic form. (Author)

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    Naval Research Laboratory

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  • Authors:
    • Marek, M F
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Pagination: 25 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00051755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: XF52-552
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-MR-2637 Intrm Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM