Accession Number:

ADA257302

Title:

USS KINKAID (DD 965) Hull Fouling Standardization Trials

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Two Standardization Trials were conducted on the USS KINKAID DD 965 in September 1991 to evaluate the effectiveness of the five year paint system currently on the ship. The trials were conducted on an instrumented tracking range off the California coast at LaJolla. Minimal marine growth was found and an average 0.9 shaft power differential between fouled and clean hull trial data supports the supposition that KINKAIDs paint system is very effective. The highest measured shaft power common to both trials was 77,620 hp. The combined effect of the hull cleaning and the displacement differential was a 0.2 kn speed increase between the two trial conditions at this shaft power. USS KINKAID DD 965, Hull Fouling, Ships Speed Standardization Trial, Shaft Power, Propeller Pitch.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE