DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW STATEN ISLAND FERRIES

Although cycloidal propulsion is well known and has been widely accepted in European service for many years, its applications in the United States are relatively rare. The reasons for selecting this unique propulsion concept for the two new ferries now under construction for Manhattan-Staten Island service are described in this paper, as well as the design and construction problems encountered.

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    • Presented at the 23 February 1979 Meeting of the Philadelphia Section of the SNAME.
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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Ciechon, E J
    • Hairston, L N
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00301403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM