In order to fulfil the requirements for becoming a full member of the Antarctic Treaty Countries, the government of the German Federal Republic has decided on the construction of a polar research vessel. This ship will be used for research purposes in ice covered waters as well as for the supply of the German Antarctic Station (Filchner Station). The hull form of the ship has been designed by the Hamburg Ship Model Basin in association with AG "Weser". This report covers ice-technological aspects of the ship and reports on model tests in ice. The most important achievement was the development of ship lines which prevent the ingress of ice into the propellers, thereby avoiding the risk of propeller damage and improving the propeller efficiency. The extrapolation of the model test results to full-scale predicts that the polar research vessel will be able to break field ice 1 m thick at a speed of 5.2 knots. Order from BSRA as No. 54,699.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schwarz, J
  • Publication Date: 1980-10


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1580
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 117
    • Issue Number: 20
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM