BSRA Confidential Report On Catamarans Can Now Be Purchased

A recently compiled memorandum on catamarans, prepared by the British Ship Research Association and originally confidential to its member companies, is now available for general sale. The memorandum summarizes current international design knowledge on catamarans as well as information regarding service performance, and discusses the feasibility of building large, highspeed, oceangoing vessels.

One of the conclusions is that catamarans may be superior to single-hulled vessels for certain applications by virtue of their relatively large deck areas and good transverse stability, maneuverability and course-keeping qualities ahead and astern.

The 40-page memorandum, "Catamarans—A summary of their features, their use, and current design knowledge" (reference TM 527), by H.J. Vercoe, BSc, MSc, is available, price £25, from BSRA, Wallsend Research Station, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 6UY.

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