Accession Number : AD0427097


Title :   REPORT OF INSPECTION OF NEOPRENE COATING APPLIED TO ' 'WAKE-ADAPTED' ' PROPELLER OF USNS AMERICAN EXPLORER (TAO-165).


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


Corporate Author : NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN N Y


Report Date : 20 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : A neoprene coated propeller was installed on the USNS American Explorer (TAO-165) to determine the cavitation erosion protection afforded by the coating. The ship was operated 3 1/2 months and the propeller and coating were then inspected. The method of applying the coating, appearance of the propeller and coating after 3 1/2 months operation, performance of the propeller and other methods considered for preparing the propeller far further service are discussed.


Descriptors :   *MARINE PROPELLERS , MARINE PROPELLERS , SYNTHETIC RUBBER , EROSION , CAVITATION , ADHESION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE