A BROAD APPRAISAL OF THE ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL REQUISITES FOR A WIND DRIVEN MERCHANT VESSEL

The paper is in two parts. Part A is concerned with the current economic prospects of sail as a direct competitor to the oil fueled motor-ship. The operating and constructional costs of a typical cargo vessel of about 20,000 tonnes displacement as a motor vessel and as a sailing vessel are discussed. Part B is concerned with the technical characteristics of ships of this size fitted with several alternative means of wind propulsion including the "PROLSS" dynaship, various forms of rigid wing sail, windmill propelled vessel with a water propeller, and a "flettner" rotorship. Order from NSFI as No. 16288.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Occasional Publication No. 2, The Future of Commercial Sail, November 27, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England

    Small Craft Group, 10 Upper Belgrave Street
    London SW1X 8BQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wellicome, J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00189109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM