The Author, of Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), reviews the design and equipment of roll-on/roll-off ships, with particular reference to his company's designs, under the headings: A. History. Ro/Ro Ships in the North Sea--Intercontinental Ro/Ro Ships. B. Design Philosophy of the Roll-On/Roll-Off Ship. C. Development of AEAS's Ro/Ro Designs. Range of Tonnage Covered--Hull Forms--Hull Structure and Deck Loadings--Free Height between Decks--Double Hull--Ramps and Lifts--Vehicle Ways, Layout of containers, and Lashings--Engine-Room Layout--Fire-Protection Systems--Stability and Loading Conditons--Ro/Ro Prototypes Developed by ASEA. D. Ro/Lo Ships. Principal particulars and general-arrangement drawings are included (under Section C) of designs developed by AESA for six twin-screw roll-on/roll-off ships covering a deadweight range from 9,000 to 30,000 tonnes, together with engine-room plans for a 12,000-dwt ship in this range. Section D gives a brief description, with general-arrangement drawings of a design for a 16,000-dwt roll-on/roll-off ship-type developed by the company and named the "Roloflex".

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Fifth Congress of the Instituto Panamericano de Ingenieria Naval, Caracas, September/October 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Asociacion de Ingenieros Navales

    Apdo Correos 457
    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Rubio, JLM
  • Publication Date: 1977-11


  • Spanish

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  • Accession Number: 00178189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM