Accession Number : ADA318923

Title :   Surface Effect Ships for Commerce.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS PROJECT OFFICE BETHESDA MD

PDF Url : ADA318923

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Ships using the surface effect principle have been suggested as a means of improving the transport of U.S. international commerce. The functional principles of the surface effect ships (SES) appear to offer an avenue for developing transoceanic vehicles potentially capable of filling a gap in the spectrum of services now afforded by displacement ships and aircraft. The magnitude and complexity of the developments necessary to achieve a full-scale evaluation of the potentialities of large SES prompted the Department of Commerce to conduct a vigorous review of the technological problems involved in such an undertaking. The study was conducted by the Surface Effect Ships for Ocean Commerce (SESOC) Committee and five supporting Panels. The membership included 40 volunteer scientists and engineers of national stature from industry, education, and Government.

Descriptors :   *SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS, TEST AND EVALUATION, SHIPS, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AIRCRAFT, DISPLACEMENT, SPECTRA, SURFACE PROPERTIES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, OCEANS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE