The Mad Booths of Maryland
Contents:  Introductory sess. Ship maneuverability from the standpoint of the naval designer and operator -- Ship maneuverability from the standpoint of the merchant marine designer and operator -- The role of the research and development laboratory in the field of ship maneuverability.  Papers and discussions presented. Some notes on the interaction effects between ships close aboard in deep water -- Model tests with bow-jet (bow-steering) screw propellers -- Model experiments about the maneuverability and turning ships -- Notes on rudder design practice -- Ship maneuverability as influenced by the transient response to the helm -- Experiments on ship maneuverability in canals as carried out in the Paris Model Basin.  Additional papers not presented. Data for estimating bank suction effects in restricted water in merchant ship hulls -- Handling quality criteria for surface ships -- On the measurement of added mass and added moment of inertia of ships in steering motion -- Analysis of Kempf's standard maneuver test and proposed steering quality indices -- Control of roll-damping system -- Turning characteristics coefficients for a cargo ship and a destroyer -- Directional stability of automatically steered ships with particular reference to their bad performance in rough sea -- A study of course keeping and manoeuvring performance.
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