An Experimental Investigation of the Towing Characteristics of the Auxiliary Repair Drydock, USS White Sands ARDS1 (ex ARD 20).
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DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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The towing characteristics of the Auxiliary Repair Drydock, USS WHITE SANDS ARDS1 ex ARD-20 are examined. Operational considerations are discussed, and a method of improving the directional stability by the addition of skegs is investigated. The stability, towing tensions, and the effects on maneuverability of various skeg arrangements are compared to those of the hull without skegs. The results indicate that skegs will improve the towing performance of WHITE SANDS without severely compromising hull maneuverability. Further information concerning the towing characteristics of the ARD with standard rudders ARD-30 type configuration is contained in the Appendix. These results indicate that the rudders do not have sufficient projected area to provide directional stability.
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