THE DESIGN, TESTING AND OPERATING OF LOW-WASH, HIGH-SPEED TRIMARAN PASSENGER FERRIES TO CLASS VB

The brief was to provide a suitable 60 passenger craft for the River Thames in the UK, with an operating speed of 20 knots, low- wash, good manoeuvrability, easy berthing and one/two man crew, to be attained at suitably low building and operating costs for a commercial operation. The form chosen is a slender (10:1) semi- planing hull to avoid hump transition wash, with sponsons of minimum displacement for stability. The paper describes the principles of the design and the trials of a five metre free running model, the building, trials and operation of a 12 seat 25 knot prototype in aluminium and the subsequent 60 passenger 19 knot ferry in GRP.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Symposium on High Speed Vessels for Transport and Defence; 23 & 24 Nov 1995; London, UK. Procs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 14 [5 p, 5 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Gifford, E W
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM