POTENTIAL HIGH PERFORMANCE MARINE VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION IN U.S. AND CANADA: A COLLECTION OF VARIOUS COMMERCIAL HIGH PERFORMANCE MARINE VEHICLE PASSENGER FERRIES
This material describes a variety of high performance passenger and car ferries that are either in operation or in development throughout the world. High performance vehicles imply greater speed (25 knots or greater) and/or improved motions in rough water compared to conventional monohull vessels. They take on many different forms with special characteristics which make them attractive to their operators and passengers. The material is presented in three sections, according to hullforms: Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) - material provided by Colen Kennell, Naval Sea Systems Command; Hydrofoils - material provided by John R. Meyer, Naval Surface Warfare Center; and Air Cushion Vehicles & Surface Effect Ships - material provided by David Lavis, Band, Lavis & Associates, Inc.
- Prepared for Intermodal Transportation Planning Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 23, 1993.
Naval Surface Warfare CenterCarderock Division, 9500 MacArthur Boulevard
Bethesda, MD United States 20817
- Meyer, J R
- Publication Date: 1993-9-23
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Ferries; High performance surface ships; Hydrofoils; Industries; Naval architecture; Photographs; State of the art; Surface effect ships; SWATH ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00723829
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1996 12:00AM