U. S. NAVY HYDROFOIL AND HYDROSKIMMER PROGRAMS

E. Ralph Lacey

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Abstract: IN AN ERA OF EXPANDING technology, the Navy is seeking to develop seagoing craft which can operate at speeds two to four times those of present ships. The need for higher speed ships to combat modern high speed nuclear submarines is most pressing. Since nuclear power has made possible a large increase in submerged speed, a proportionate increase in the surface speed of AS\V ships is necessary to maintain their tactical advantage. Development of the nuclear submarine threatens to match the speed of destroyers in moderate weather. Even now, the newest submarines can outrun a destroyer when the seas get rough.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 8, Number 3
Pages: 187 - 195
Cite this article: Lacey, E. Ralph, "U. S. NAVY HYDROFOIL AND HYDROSKIMMER PROGRAMS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall 1961, pp. 187-195.
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