For many years The American Ship Building Company has attempted to gain acceptance, from the marine operators, of a standard vessel design which was not a custom type product. It was felt that many features normally incorporated into Great Lakes vessels were unnecessary, excessive and expensive. Hulls 901 and 902 were designed to meet all regulatory requirements along with all the requirements of the service for which the vessels were intended. However, every effort was made to reduce the cost and avoid the use of unnecessary equipment, materials and/or practices. These vessels were designed to carry taconite ore from ports in the upper Great Lakes and the steel mills on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio. The principal dimensions are, therefore, the result of considerable investigation and study of clearances along the navigable of reaches of the Cuyahoga River. The authers feel that the design dimensions are the maximum practical which can be safely used on this river. There probably are operators who believe that a vessel a few feet longer and wider could make this trip. However, it seems certain that delay time would result and make the increased size impractical.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Great Lakes & Great Rivers Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Archer, O R
    • Giaquinto, F
    • Dommin, L A
  • Publication Date: 1974-1-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM