High Speed Sealift
The need for high speed, heavy payload capable, long distance transportation has led to the investigation of alternate ship designs capable of performing highspeed sealift. Several options are being explored including hydrofoils, multi-hulls, air cushion vehicles, and semi-planing hulls. A proposed commercial example of the latter variety is thought to be capable of 40+ knots with a payload of over 8000 long tons.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Monday, January 03, 2000 3:31:01 PM