The hydrofoil construction programs, both military and commercial, being undertaken by the Boeing Aerospace Company of Seattle, Washington, are described. Background information of the first U.S. Navy hydrofoil to utilize waterjets instead of conventional propellers, the TUCUMCARI, including components of the power plant, is given. Discussion of the new Boeing Jetfoil follows, and dimensions, propulsion concept, and machinery installation are described. The Jetfoil's Automatic Control System (ACS) is also described and its capabilities given. The military construction program is also described, with elements of the propulsion system and control system of the Patrol Hydrofoil Missile Ship (PHM) fully discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Diesel Engines Incorporated

    11225 West Bluemound Road, Box 7406
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53213
  • Authors:
    • Krantz, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00054150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Supplement
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1978 12:00AM