POSITIVE REACTION TO SWATH FROM HYDROGRAPHERS

Extracts are presented from a paper evaluating the performance of the FREDERICK G. CREED, a SWATH ship employed in hydrographic survey, economic zone patrol and oceanography in the North Atlantic. The vessel is equipped with wide and narrow beam sounder transducers, one in each immersed hull of the SWATH. Its seakeeping performance was significantly superior to that of a monohull of comparable length, owing in large measure to the automatic hydrodynamic Canard and Stabilizer System coupled with a Relative Bow Motion System. The SWATH was demonstrated to be capable of collecting high quality bathymetric data at a precedent-setting and cost effective rate in sea conditions through sea state 5.

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    • Journal article
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • Accession Number: 00661347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM