FEASIBILITY OF SAILING SHIPS FOR THE AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE

The study was prompted by recent world developments in energy supply and environmental concern. It is an economic comparison of the performances of several sizes of sailing ships vs those of comparable powered ships, all on several long trade routes from North American ports. The ships, both sail and powered, are of 15,000, 30,000, and 45,000 tons cargo deadweight. The routes studied are East Coast - Liberia, East Coast - North Europe, West Coast - Australia, and West Coast - East Asia. Particular cargoes are not specified, but in general are intended to be bulk cargoes in trades that require the ship sizes listed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Maritime Administration, Department of Commerce.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Woodward, J B
    • Beck, R F
    • Scher, R
    • Cary, C M
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NO. 168
  • Contract Numbers: No. 4-37110
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM