Accession Number:

AD0765050

Title:

HMCS BRAS D'OR--Sea Trials and Future Prospects,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (NOVA SCOTIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of sea trials of HMCS BRAS DOR, a 200 ton open-ocean hydrofoil ship, with particular emphasis on behaviour in rough water. These trials have demonstrated the ability of a 200 ton hydrofoil to maintain high speed at least through sea state 5, and to operate hullborne with the seakeeping qualities of a destroyer-escort, thus validating the basic concept. Many practical design lessons have been learned from the trials, and the paper attempts to integrate these by outlining preliminary studies towards the design of a possible succeeding class of naval hydrofoil ships. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE