Aluminum, steel, copper and zinc plates were subjected to marine immersion for three years to determine the comparative corrosion sustained by each type of metal for the purposes of ascertaining structural usefulness. This report concludes that aluminum has the greatest resistance to marine corrosion. Zinc ranks second, copper third, while steel sustains the highest amount of corrosion. Corrosion occurred most rapidly during the first year. This report is illustrated by numerous photographs taken throughout the test years.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number M-6-C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Miami Marine Research, Incorporated

    1833 Bay Road
    Miami Beach, FL  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3375
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM