THE APPLICATION OF FERRO-CEMENT TO PLANING HULL RIVER PATROL BOATS

Two ferro-cement planing hull riverine craft (one waterjet/diesel and one outboard propelled) capable of speeds of 25 knots were constructed. They were built by service personnel in Viet Nam and are capable of attaining performance sufficient for combat operations. The results clearly indicate that F-C design and construction techniques exist for high performance boat applications not previously considered feasible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at meeting of Chesapeake Section of SNAME, May 16, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Systems Command

    Department of the Navy
    Washington, DC  USA  20360
  • Authors:
    • Duff, K M
    • Peoples, J R
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-16

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM