Accession Number:

AD0840223

Title:

CONCRETE BOATS AND SHIPS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A visit to the British concern Windboats is reported. This firm has made over 160 concrete boats of various sizes, and has developed the mixes as well as constructional methods over a period of 10 years. Comments are included with regard to impressions of the boats themselves and special features of the manufacturing method. These boats presently span the size range from small pleasure craft to a 47-ft-long shrimp trawler. They offer the special advantages of simple maintenance, freedom from insect attack in the tropics, and freedom from rusting. Other advantages of the construction material are also outlined.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE