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Motions of a landing craft in a flooded well dock - effect of well dock design

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Cartwright, B, Renilson, MR, MacFarlane, GJ, McGuckin, D and Cannon, S 2007 , 'Motions of a landing craft in a flooded well dock - effect of well dock design', paper presented at the International Conference Military Support Ships, 13 – 14 November, London, UK.

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Abstract

One ofthe most important aspects ofan amphibious ship is the ability to safely and swiftly transport and transfer large numbers of troops and their associated equipment from sea to shore. Such transfers are usually conducted using landing craft, which are loaded using a flooded well dock at the stem ofthe ship.
Hence, the behaviour of landing craft within the flooded well dock is of critical importance to the operators of an amphibious ship.
This paper describes, and presents results from, an investigation into the effect ofthe design ofthe well dock on the
motions ofa landing craft when operating in a seaway.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Cartwright, B and Renilson, MR and MacFarlane, GJ and McGuckin, D and Cannon, S
Journal or Publication Title: International Conference on Military Support Ships
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Copyright 2007 The Royal Institution of Navel Architects

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