SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANT SHIPS

A study was made of the performance of a typical proposed merchant ship. It is concluded, as a result of the study, that suitable research might develop a hull having 10 percent less drag. It is indicated that a propeller for such a ship could be built with an efficiency of at least 15 percent more than present propellers. The methods whereby these conclusions were reached are presented in some details. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 19 March 49. Revision of Report dated Feb. 49.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Aeronautics

    Department of the Navy
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Locke Jr, FWS
  • Publication Date: 1949-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM