High-Speed Marine Craft : One Hundred Knots at Sea, Hardback Book

High-Speed Marine Craft : One Hundred Knots at Sea Hardback


This book details the efforts to build a large naval vessel capable of traveling at one hundred knots.

It is the first book to summarize this extensive work from historical and technical perspectives.

It explores the unique principles and challenges in the design of high-speed marine craft.

This volume explores different hull form concepts, requiring an understanding of the four forces affecting the lift and the drag of the craft.

The four forces covered are hydrostatic (buoyancy), hydro-dynamic, aerostatic, and aerodynamic.

This text will appeal to naval researchers, architects, graduate students and historians, as well as others generally interested in naval architecture and propulsion.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 656 pages, 44 Tables, unspecified; 179 Halftones, unspecified; 323 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Shipbuilding technology, engineering & trades
  • ISBN: 9781107090415

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Peter J. Mantle