DESIGN OF THE FIRST GENERATION OF 550,000 DWT TANKERS

Four 550,000-ton tankers, the largest vessels ever built in the world to date, form the first generation of ships of more than half a million tons deadweight. Their design studies required special research in the fields of hull structure and hydrodynamics. Some of this research is described in the paper, together with solutions that have been retained. Factors leading to the selection of a twin-screw, twin-rudder propulsion arrangement are outlined, along with the results of vibration and noise tests. The design of the centralized control system for ship's operations is described as well as the hydraulic power system for mooring and anchoring. Some results of sea trials are also given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 10-12, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Laredo, A
    • Beghin, D
    • Garguet, M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM