TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS IN RESEARCH SHIP DESIGN: WHEO 701 CLASS OCEANOGRAPHIC CUTTER

Research ships have played an important part in the vast expansion which occurred in oceanographic activity during the past decade. This paper reviews the progress made in the design of these ships by discussing the principal features of some of the significant research ships built in this country during that period. Trends in research ship design are noted. Development of the United States Coast Guard Oceanographic Cutter (WHEO) design, which incorporates many advanced research ship concepts, is described. Considerable attention is devoted to the development of the automated Ocean Data System specified for this ship A survey of system requirements, equipment availability, and results of trade-off studies of various Ocean Data System configurations is presented. Hydrodynamic aspects of WHEO configuration development are described. Results of extensive motion studies and seakeeping, maneuvering, resistance, and propulsion model tests conducted during the course of the design are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 1,2,3, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Rosenblatt, L
    • Serim, F K
    • Goode, R W
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM