THE FEASIBILITY AND DESIGN OF NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINE TANKERS

The report describes the technical information developed for a feasibility study of nuclear powered submarine tankers. It also describes the steps taken in reaching the conclusions presented. The scope of this contract as written consisted of two parts: (1) The first part was an investigation of the size, shaft horsepower, and principal dimensions of submarines of 20,000, 30,000, and 40,000 tons deadweight: 20, 30, and 40 knots speed on trials submerged; both with and without a draft limitation of 34 feet. This represented a parametric series of 18 vessels. (2) The second part was a more complete feasibility study of one sample vessel to be selected by the Maritime Administration. The scope of the parametric series was later increased from 18 to 27 vessels because the vessels without draft limitations were studied with two different hull forms. These were the practical rectangular form and the hydrodynamically ideal body of revolution.

  • Supplemental Notes:
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  • Corporate Authors:

    General Dynamics

    Quincy, MA  USA  02169
  • Publication Date: 1958-12-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1718
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM