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SOME FACTORS IN THE DESIGN OF CELLULAR CONTAINER SHIPS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO REFRIGERATED CARGO

The introduction of a container service between Australia and the U.K./Europe involving the large scale carriage of refrigerated as well as general cargoes involved a number of problems of container ship design in advance of previous experience. In this paper the author examines some of the main design problems involved in the A.C.T. 1 class of container ships and makes some broad comparisons between the solutions reached as against those reached for the Bay Class container ships of O.C.L. designed for the same service. No attempt is made to give a complete description of the ships but the problems peculiar to container ships referred to, include structural matters, hatch covers, stabilization and mooring and navigational control. Particular attention is given to the arrangements for refrigeration. The reasons for the choice of steam turbine machinery are dealt with, together with some of the main features of the installation, such as scoop circulation of the main condenser, electric generating plant and the philosophy for control and automation.

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  • Accession Number: 00019545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM