Accession Number : AD0760737

Title :   Ship Manoeuvring Characteristics,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL PHYSICAL LAB TEDDINGTON (ENGLAND) SHIP DIV

Personal Author(s) : Paffett,J. A. H.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, MANEUVERABILITY), DRAG, STEERING, HYDRODYNAMICS, STABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INTERACTIONS, TRAINING, SHALLOW WATER

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE