SL-7 CONTAINERSHIPS: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE
The design of a 33-knot containership can certainly be considered the design of a "prototype" in the commercial field. The series construction of eight of these ships in three different European shipyards for U.S. flag operation presented a unique experience for all involved. The fields of hydrodynamics, hull structure, and vibration presented challenges that were met with some new techniques; these techniques are briefly described. Some design failures have been revealed after operational experience, and these are described along with the overall performance of the SL-7.
- Presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 14-16, 1974.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Boylston, J W
- deKoff, D J
- Muntjewerf, J J
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 34 p.
- Issue Number: 12
- TRT Terms: Containerships; Design; Electric power plants; Hulls; Maneuverability; Performance; Vibration
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull vibration; Power plant performance
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00071655
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM