Thursday, 25 May 2017

Germany built new shipbuilding test basin according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 6

An item reported that at Hamburg, Germany a new shipbuilding test basin was built of which the basin had a length of more as 330 metres, one part with a width of 8 metres and 6,5 metres depth and the remaining part with a width of 16 metres and a depth of 7,5 metres. In the smaller part were the experiments with the models executed in the manner as was done in the past. In the broader part were models fitted out with own screws and propulsion. The maximum length of the models was 11 metres and the speed 40 miles. It was possible to calm down the waving water immediately after the test making it possible to execute more as 100 tests every day in each of the parts which were separated due to using locks.