This paper is a report of a study of the technical feasibility of submarine tankers ranging in deadweight from 20,000 to 40,000 tons and in speed from 20 knots to a little over 40 knots. It is in no sense an economic analysis. General arrangements of the smallest and slowest and of the largest and fastest of the designs studied are presented as well as the principal dimensions and characteristics of 23 other designs between these two extremes, all of which are considered to be technically feasible. Limiting the draft of large cargo submarines to permit access to harbors in the loaded surface condition requires a departure from the optimum submarine form. To avoid, at the same time, excessive beam or length a rectangular section is suggested. The results of model tests to evaluate the resistance and directional stability of such forms are summarized. The paper develops the approach to calculation of volumes, weights, scantlings, tank capacities, trim, power, and form parameters of submarine tankers. It emphasizes the importance of propulsion-machinery arrangements on the size and general arrangements of these vessels. It also describes briefly some of the systems that are peculiar to submarines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 17-18, 1960.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Russo, V L
    • Turner Jr, H
    • Wood, F W
  • Publication Date: 1960-11

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  • Pagination: 30 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00043753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM