THE SMALL WATERPLANE-AREA TWIN HULL (SWATH) PROGRAM--A STATUS REPORT

The paper presents an up-to-date status report of the progress in SWATH ship technology, design development, and utilization evaluation. It commences with a brief overview of the history of the concept, reasons for U.S. Navy investment in the concept, and how it may ultimately fit into the spectrum of marine vehicles. This is followed by: a delineation of technology requirements (and why); how these requirements have and are being met (with emphasis on those areas not covered in subsequent session papers); general results of mission and concept utilization studies; SWATH ship design developments; SWATH ship concept demonstrations; and, finally, an overview of future prospects and technology requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Hawkins, S
    • Sarchin, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-324
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM