Development and Testing of the Twin-Screw Utility Power Boat
Interim rept. 9 Mar 1943-Sep 1944
ENGINEER BOARD FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report covers the development of a power boat with sufficient capacity to handle rafts of 25-ton ponton, steel treadway, and Division-Army bridge equipage in fast currents. The three boats tested were of similar design, the principal difference being in the size and type of power plant used. Each succeeding boat was constructed after engineering tests had been conducted on the preceeding model. Modifications in the deck arrangement and equipment were made as a progressive development in the three boats. Some engineering tests were conducted at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, but the majority were conducted by the Engineer Board Yuma Test Branch in the Colorado River in the vicinity of Imperial Dam, Arizona.
- Civil Engineering
- Marine Engineering