Accession Number : ADP003816

Title :   Planing Patrol Vessel Feasibility Study,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bertch,T. C.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : As ship design has become more complex, naval architects in R&D have become more specialized -- a process which necessitates a special effort from the naval architect to keep the big picture, the Navy's operational requirements. To allow the best choice of platforms, the U.S. Navy must be given craft information in operational format. The purpose of this paper is to provide some of that information for planing craft.

Descriptors :   *Patrol craft, Planing surfaces, Military requirements, Feasibility studies, Ship hulls, Naval architecture, Efficiency, Weapon systems, Seakeeping, Habitability, Velocity, Endurance(General), Naval vessels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE