SUBMARINE TANKER CONCEPTS AND PROBLEMS

The national energy crisis of the United States can be responded to and diminished by the utilization of the large deposits of oil in the Arctic. This study discusses the use of nuclear powered submarine tankers for the transportation of oil from the Arctic regions. The advantages and disadvantages of the submarine tankers compared with conventional methods of transportation, such as surface tankers, tug-barges and oil pipelines, are discussed in detail. The study also brings into focus many technical considerations of the nuclear powered submarine tanker. The study gives the reader a sense of presence aboard a submarine tanker on a run from the discharge terminal to the Arctic oil fields and back. The voyage is seen from the view of a third mate and deals primarily with the functions associated with the deck department. Various systems are examined and described and some of the basic principles of submarine operation are explained. The operation of a nuclear powered submarine tanker requires skills and techniques never before applied in the Merchant Marine. The study describes some of the topics that must be covered in training tanker officers and crew members. It is not meant to be a complete program for their education, but rather a first step in the direction of establishing a maritime submarine school. (AUTHOR)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report performed by the author while a student at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, as a Kings Point Scholar.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024
  • Authors:
    • Moloney, P
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 185 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-129
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM