A Better Use for Spruance-Type Hulls

Lang, Robert
October 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2009, Vol. 135 Issue 10, p76
Conference Proceeding
The article presents information about Spruance-class warships and discusses ideas for using these ships efficiently. The speed, ship motion, endurance, handling sea keeping and other characteristics of a destroyer are provided by these ships. It is stated that operation of these ships as civilian-manned research ships could be very efficient. It is suggested to use them for a modern version of the World War II amphibious high-speed transport.


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