FORTY YEARS OF SHIP DESIGNS UNDER THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT, 1936-1976

This paper contains a survey of ship designs developed during four decades under stimulus of the Merchant Marine Act's provisions for Government aid. Along with financial support, the inevitable Government control in varying degrees made itself felt in design policies sufficiently, in some cases, to distinguish the end products from conventional practice. The authors analyze these effects along with evolving trends in safety, power plant selection, machinery design, cargo handling, crew quarters, pollution abatement, standardization, value engineering, speed and size of various-type ships, and the military value of merchant ships.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., November 13-15, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Dillon, E S
    • Hoffmann
    • Roseman, D P
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00189443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM