TEST AND TRIALS OF THE HS DENISON
Test and trials of the H.S. Denison are described and the following conclusions are presented: 1) hydrofoil ships can operate at speeds in the order of twice that of conventional ships and subcavitiating foil systems can operate at speeds up to 60 knots; 2) hydrid surface piercing configurations with pitch augmentation can be expected to operate satisfactorily in rough water; 3) an operating hydrofoil ship with high useful load to gross displacement ratio can be developed; 4) large right angle drive transmissions, utilizing spiral bevel gears can be successfully developed for use with hydrofoil craft; and 5) retractable hydrofoils greatly expedite maintenance and reduce drag by keeping the foils free of growth, while permitting more flexible operation in shallow water.
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Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Sullivan, E K
- Higgins, J A
- Publication Date: 1963-9
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Hydrofoils; Performance; Ship trials
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil performance; Subcavitating foils; Surface piercing hydrofoils
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026629
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM