INCREASING SHIP SPEED BY POWER AUGMENTATION AND REDESIGN OF LINES

It was considered more advantageous to rebuild an existing Sea-Land SL-31 class containership than to contract for newbuildings. The challenge was to take the large, ten-year old, 18- knot vessel and increase its sustained sea speed to 21 knots. This was accomplished by structurally modifying the forebody, shortening the vessel by about 40 metres (to match a new service requirement), and installing a 4 mW electric booster motor to increase the vessel's propulsion plant output the amount needed to achieve the desired speed. This paper describes the structural and hydrodynamic aspects of the conversion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Repair & Conversion 94; 8-9 Nov 1994; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by BML Business Meetings, UK, ISBN 0 904930 65 3. Session 3 [24 p, 13 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Meissner
    • H-M
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM