The surface-piercing hydrofoil system exemplified by HMCS BRAS D'OR is a unique development which appears to combine some characteristics of other contemporary designs but, in fact, is derived from an early concept of F. W. Baldwin and Alexander Graham Bell. Essential features of this concept are compared with other surface piercing systems in a review of today's state of the art. Lessons learned from trials at sea have been incorporated in design studies of possible follow-on naval hydrofoil ships. Highlights from this continuing exploration indicate good prospects based on important advances in key areas of design for high performance with good seakeeping and cost benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at AIAA/SNAME/USN Advanced Marine Vehicles Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, July 17-19, 1972
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Jeffrey, N E
    • Eames, M C
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-592
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1974 12:00AM