Accession Number:

AD0757937

Title:

Hull Lubrication for Icebreaking on the (WYTM) RARITAN.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 71-Feb 73.

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE