HULL LUBRICATION FOR ICEBREAKING ON THE (WYTM) RARITAN

The final report is made on field test performance by a Coast Guard test team aboard the RARITAN, a 110 foot WYTM class ship used for winter icebreaking. The ship was modified with a water hull lubrication system and an air bubbler system. The report begins with a discussion of the hull lubrication concept and why it was employed. It then describes the hardware design and instrumentation. The design and experimentation is discussed in some detail and a portion of the report is devoted to environmental studies that were done in conjunction with the testing. The report concludes with conclusions and recommendations. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM