The various systems for shipboard containment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) that are either in service or seriously proposed for service are described. The influence of LNG upon the general design of the ship is discussed and it is shown that the characteristics of LNG as a cargo have combined to result in a ship that has special tanks, special safety systems, special propulsion systems and a conspicuous appearance. Twelve of the more prominent free-standing tank designs and eight of the more prominent membrane tank designs are discussed. Costs for the LNG shipbuilding contracts awarded to General Dynamics and Newport News in October of 1972 are shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Galveston

    Liquefied Natural Gas Center
    Galveston, TX  United States  77550
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1974 12:00AM