Hull Lubrication for Icebreaking on the (WYTM) RARITAN.
Final rept. Sep 71-Feb 73.
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C
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The final report is made on field test performance by a Coast Guard test team aboard the RARITAN, a 110 foot WYTM class ship used for winter icebreaking. The ship was modified with a water hull lubrication system and an air bubbler system. The report begins with a discussion of the hull lubrication concept and why it was employed. It then describes the hardware design and instrumentation. The design and experimentation is discussed in some detail and a portion of the report is devoted to environmental studies that were done in conjunction with the testing. The report concludes with conclusions and recommendations. Author
- Marine Engineering