OBSERVATION OF SHIP DAMAGE OVER THE PAST QUARTER CENTURY

This paper treats with ship damages taken from surveys of the United States Salvage Association, Inc., over the past quarter century, on vessels of all flags. Insofar as U. S. flag vessels are concerned, the period involves the midlife and concluding years of operation of preponderant numbers of the well-known World War II standarized design vessels. Certain of these types showed some common inadequacies; others showed propensities fortunately peculiar to themselves. This paper sets forth and treats with, and in certain instances illustrates, specific inadequcies, it includes observations on what has appeared to have been inadequate communications in the past among the disciplines involved, makes reference to today's circumstances, and makes some suggestions for the future relating to technology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ship Structure Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Townsend, H S
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper L
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM