NS SAVANNAH CONVERSION TO AN OCEAN SCIENCE SHIP: A FEASIBILITY STUDY

NS Savannah's endurance, size, speed, stability, living accommodations, power reserves, and public image offer opportunity for conversion to a regional ocean research ship for distant, lengthy research cruises. She could be a wide Area Fast Ocean Survey Ship for high-speed transoceanic bottom-mapping sonar, gravity, magnetic, and seismic projects. Another possibility is the Pelagic Zone University Laboratory. International and multi-agency oceanic programs are explored. Existing and proposed ocean science ships are compared. Operational considerations are reviewed and applications discussed. Navigation, data, research, survey, engineering, and ancillary systems are described. Shipyard work is examined. Budgetary costs are estimated and implementing action outlined. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Ocean Research and Engineering Center
    Annapolis, MD  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1970-3-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 377 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM