Advanced Concept Development of an Integrated Supership System. Volume I. System Overview.
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DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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The concept of an integrated supership system was developed to support a substantial fleet of naval ships and to accommodate heavy air traffic in situations where the United States is denied access to or has withdrawn from operating bases in foreign countries. Critical areas were identified and recommendations for further development made on the basis of an exploratory study during which the vital elements were investigated in depth. The basic system is envisioned as consisting of three catamaran ship modules each with a transit speed of 18 knots and totaling about 1,800,000 tons. The super ship is considered to offer more flexibility, more mobility, and less vulnerability than a stationary floating platform. The complete report is divided into three volumes the first System Overview, NSRDC Report 3788 includes pertinent information and general aspects the second Technical Feasiblity Studies, number not yet assigned includes the engineering aspects and model test results from which the assessment was made and the third Vulnerability and Defense Analysis, NSRDC Report S-4024 contains the survivability studies and its contents are classified SECRET. Author
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