Past and current concepts of submarine tankers for the transport of oil are discussed. A review of existing nuclear surface ships and their power plant is presented to analyze their operational and economic experience. The submarine tanker has advantages for certain Arctic routes and it has been proposed in large sizes. The critical technical systems are the power plant and underwater navigation. The submarine tanker must be considered as an element of a subsea transportation system requiring substantial investments. The submarine tanker may also find applications in the future for sub-surface oil completion systems in conjunction with sub-surface storage systems.
- Presented at the Philadelphia Section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Sheets, H E
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo submarines; Nuclear powered ships; Submarines; Tankers
- Old TRIS Terms: Submarine tankers
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00071675
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM