A REPORT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MARITIME ADMINISTRATION FOR THE SHIP DESIGN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. VOLUME 2. RESEARCH REPORT

The report summarizes the results of the Ship Design Improvement Project accomplished by Newport News Shipbuilding with support from the J. J. Henry Co. The project was undertaken with the intention of effectively reducing the initial cost of U.S. ships through improved design regulations and practices without compromising the present standards for safe and efficient operation. The following four ship types were selected for study: Ore/Bulk/Oil Carrier, Container Ship, Barge Carrier, and General Purpose Cargo Ship. The report lists 180 design improvements of which 70 percent do not require rules changes. Recommendations for further studies and the methodology that was employed are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, Book 1, COM-72-10437.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company

    Newport News, VA  USA  23607
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 296 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 4512V-MA-RD-9207 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1-35402
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1974 12:00AM