THE DESIGN OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 270-FOOT MEDIUM ENDURANCE CUTTER

The design of a diesel-powered 82.3 meter (270 ft.) Medium Endurance Cutter is described in two parts. Part 1 discusses the operational requirements and evaluation of the ship configuration. Trade-offs and decision criteria between pre-conceptual and contract design are presented. Hydrodynamic model test data are included in the paper. Part 2 describes automation and command control functions representing a major departure from traditional Coast Guard design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Chatterton, H A
    • Braithwaite, T
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM