D'Arcangelo, Amelio M. Department of Naval Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Zubaly, Robert B. Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, New York.
Burke, Richard J. Engineering Department, State University of New York Maritime College, Bronx, New York.
- Design Considerations
- Double bottom
- Framing and shell plating
- Speed factors
- Size-speed relationship
- Cargo handling
- Size restrictions
- Ship Types
- General cargo ships
- Bulk cargo ships
- Cruise ships
- Additional Readings
A power-driven ship employed in commercial transport on the oceans and large inland bodies of water such as the Great Lakes. This article treats design considerations of merchant ships and includes detailed information on 10 merchant ship types. The relatively small craft used for inland waterway transportation are not commonly referred to as ships. See also: Inland waterways transportation
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