Like any other vehicle a ship needs to be started, stopped and steered safely; the art of doing this is sometimes called ship handling. Successful ship handling depends upon three distinct operations: acquiring the right information, making the right decisions and performing the right manoeuvres. The paper assumes that the Captain has all the facts and knows the right thing to do, and it examines the physical ability of the ship as a mechanism to respond to his will.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Journal of Navigation, V26 N1, pp 113-122, January 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Physical Laboratory, England

    Queens Road
    Teddington, Middlesex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Paffett, JAH
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPL-SHIP-171
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM