AN UPDATE ON THE CONTRACT DESIGN OF THE MULTIPURPOSE MOBILIZATION SHIP AND A REVIEW OF THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN PD-214.

This paper presents the current status of an ongoing contract design development of a Multi-Purpose Mobilization Ship capable of both Roll-On/Roll-Off and Lift-On/Lift-Off self-sustained cargo operations. It also fully describes the results of an extensive preliminary design effort. A large number of options and alternatives are included to overcome manufacturing limitations during a mobilization and to allow operators to configure the design to meet their needs, including the ability to utilize different types of propulson machinery. In addition to vehicles, palletized cargo, and breakbulk cargo, hatches and holds are sized to efficiently carry 20 and 40 foot containers either in cells or on closed tween deck hatch covers. Extensive model testing has assured that the design will result in a hull with superior hydrodynamic performance and these results are fully described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented on 20 May 1980 to the Chesapeake Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Levine, G H
    • WALTER, J F
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM