Accession Number:

ADA045479

Title:

Project ARTEMIS. The Installation of a Bow Thruster in the USNS Mission Capistrano (T-AG 162)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A 500 shaft horsepower, controllable pitch screw propeller has been installed in a transverse tunnel through the forefoot of the USNS MISSION CAPISTRANO T-AG 162, a naval research vessel. The propeller, commonly referred to as a bow thruster, has delivered 11,250 pounds of thrust during dock trials. It is for the single purpose of controlling the vessels heading when lying to in the open ocean. Under these conditions, it is reported capable of swinging the ship to any given bearing and maintaining it to within one degree of yaw in sea conditions of 15 knot winds and five foot waves upon six foot swells.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE