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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Philadelphia Section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Sheets, H E
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM