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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., Nov. 14-16, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Boylston, J W
    • deKoff, D J
    • Muntjewerf, J J
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 34 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM