This monograph is the outcome of investigations made by the staff of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, during the years 1940-1946. Although rapid progress in the improvement of antifouling paints was being made by the Navy paint laboratories at the time the work was initiated, it was the belief of the Bureau that scientific knowledge of the fouling process, and of the way in which protective coatings acted, was inadequate. We were consequently instructed to explore the fundamental basis on which preventive techniques must rest, rather than to attempt directly to improve existing paint formulations. At the same time every opportunity was afforded to our staff to become familiar with current problems and the means being employed to solve them. On the termination of the work it has seemed desirable to collect the results of our experience and to review them in relation to the total existing knowledge of the subject. Each chapter has been written with some particular group of readers primarily in view. In some cases the aim has been to meet the requirements of specialists by reviewing the technical details of a part of their subject; in others the intent has been to inform specialists of one sort about pertinent matters with which they may not be familiar.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Naval Institute

    Bureau of Ships
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21402
  • Publication Date: 1952

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 388 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Naval Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM