The results of a study of a levitating ship concept are presented. It was concluded that the operating principle of the levitating ship design studied is not sound, or would not be as efficient as a ground effect machine operating on the principle of the annular jet. The commercialized potential of these annular jet machines is limited, but in the larger sizes they could have definite possibilities for military or other special applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number SIT-LR-758.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stevens Institute of Technology

    Davidson Laboratory, Castle Point Station
    Hoboken, NJ  United States  07030
  • Authors:
    • Brown, P W
  • Publication Date: 1959-8-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LR-758 Letter Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1809
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM