THE SURFACE EFFECT SHIP IN THE AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE. PART 1 - AN ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY STUDY - SUMMARY REPORT

A summary is given of an economic feasibility study of the 100-ton MARAD surface effect ship designed for the Maritime Administration. An evaluation was made to determine the contribution that the ship can make to the Merchant Marine and determination was made of the conditions under which profitable operating conditions can be expected. The work involved analysis of current and forecast traffic patterns on a world wide basis, development of environmental criteria, determination of performance and cost characteristics of the craft, and construction of a mathematical deterministic model representing the overall problem.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Summary rept, Part 1. On an Economic Feasibility Study of the 100 Ton MARAD Surface Effect Ship.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    Florham Park, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1963-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 105 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3232
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1974 12:00AM