Accession Number : AD0784385

Title :   Design and Development of the 190-Ton Stable Semisubmerged Platform (SSP).

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar 70-Jan 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lang,T. G. ; Hightower,J. D. ; Strickland,A. T.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The general characteristics, design features, predicted performance, and construction highlights of the 190-ton Stable Semisubmerged Platform (SSP) are presented. The SSP is the first large manned version of a high-speed displacement craft concept having a small water-plane area. The SSP was designed to be a work platform for research and testing of advanced Naval equipment at the Naval Undersea Center. Its unique design will provide an order-of-magnitude improvement in motion reduction over monohulls, as well as provide more deck space and internal volume. The SSP is 89-feet long and has a top operating speed of about 25 knots with about 25 tons of payload and fuel. Design of the SSP features two parallel torpedo-like hulls which support an above-water cross structure by means of four vertical surface-piercing struts. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Research facilities, *Naval vessels, *Stabilized platforms, Semisubmerged, Structures, Experimental design, High velocity, Performance(Engineering), Mathematical prediction, Hydrofoils

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE