TITLE

Wakeless Wonder

AUTHOR(S)
Dolan, Kerry A.
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;10/30/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 18, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the launch of the Stiletto stealth ship of the U.S. Navy in 2006. It is 88 feet long and half as wide, with a 3-foot draft when loaded. But under that extra-wide body is a design that captures the energy from the wave created by the bow of the ship and channels it underneath, nearly eliminating the wake and creating an air cushion that makes for tight turns and a smooth ride, even at speeds of up to 50 knots.
ACCESSION #
23061417

 

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