Accession Number : AD0430043


Title :   A REPORT ON THE CONVERSION OF U. S. ARMY T-BOAT 427 TO AN OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH VESSEL,


Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y


Personal Author(s) : Gibbons,James


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The basic work consisted of the following tasks: (1) cleaning and painting of hull, superstructure and interior spaces; reconditioning of machinery and equipment, addition of electronic aids to navigation, addition of a 20 KW AC generating plant and associated distribution system, addition of 5 tons of iron ballast, and a complete renovation of the existing cargo hold for laboratory use; (2) providing living accomodations and the installation of scientific equipment; (3) the installation of a Hydrographic winch; and (4) the addition of sponsons (containing additional fuel oil tanks) and bilge keels. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS , OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT , NAVAL RESEARCH , TEST FACILITIES , STABILITY , MARINE ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE