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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Intermodal Transportation Planning Conference, Montreal, Canada, September 23, 1993.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Surface Warfare Center

    Carderock Division, 9500 MacArthur Boulevard
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20817
  • Authors:
    • Meyer, J R
  • Publication Date: 1993-9-23

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1996 12:00AM