A fixed-bed undistorted-scale model of a portion of Network Bay, Kill Van Kull, and Arthur Kill and a remotely controlled model of Sea-Land's new SL-7 containership were constructed to a scale of 1:100 and used to determine the adequacy of proposed dredging to provide docking and maneuvering areas and to familiarize prospective captains and pilots with the handling characteristics of the new type ship. The Sea-Land model was equipped to reproduce steady state flows in flood or ebb directions and an erratic wind field from three directions. The SL-7 model was equipped with a remotely controlled rudder, individually powered twin screws, and four individually controlled tug simulators. Verification data for the Sea-Land model were obtained from the existing comprehensive New York Harbor model, and the comprehensive model was also used for qualitative shoaling and hydraulic tests of several proposed improvements. The suggested channel widenings and maneuvering areas are all considered to be minimal and necessary for the safe passage of the SL-7 to and from port. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Bobb, W H
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AEWES-Misc-H72-9 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM