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.
- Paper presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
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- Chatterton, H A
- Braithwaite, T
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Bridges (Ships); Computer aided design; Cost estimating; Hydrodynamics; Information display systems; Naval architecture; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Bridge automation; Integrated bridge design; Model testing; Ship automation
- Subject Areas: Design; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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