Accession Number : AD0765050

Title :   HMCS BRAS D'OR--Sea Trials and Future Prospects,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (NOVA SCOTIA)

Personal Author(s) : Eames,M. C. ; Drummond,T. G.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The report presents the results of sea trials of HMCS BRAS D'OR, a 200 ton open-ocean hydrofoil ship, with particular emphasis on behaviour in rough water. These trials have demonstrated the ability of a 200 ton hydrofoil to maintain high speed at least through sea state 5, and to operate hullborne with the seakeeping qualities of a destroyer-escort, thus validating the basic concept. Many practical design lessons have been learned from the trials, and the paper attempts to integrate these by outlining preliminary studies towards the design of a possible succeeding class of naval hydrofoil ships. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROFOIL CRAFT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), HYDROFOILS, OCEAN WAVES, MANEUVERABILITY, STABILITY, ACCELERATION, CANADA

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE