MERCHANT SHIP SPEED: AN OVERVIEW
The U.S. appears to be content to use conventional ships along with conventional power. The purpose of the paper is to examine, briefly, why this is so and then to take a look at some of the means by which the U.S. is attempting to break out of the mold. Military, specifically Navy, sponsored research projects concerning fast ocean vessels is considered exclusively from the standpoint of applicability to commercial usage. Otherwise, the entire content of this paper is directly concerned only in commercial uses of shipping. Those ships considered are tankers, freighters, monohulls, catamarans, semisubmerged ships, submersibles, hydrofoils and surface effect ships.
University of Rhode Island, KingstonDepartment of Marine Affairs
Kingston, RI United States 02881
- Lamb, J W
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Catamarans; High speed craft; Hydrofoil boats; Semisubmersibles
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil craft
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00098220
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-74121305-2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM