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Title: Residual strength analysis of a damaged WWII T2 tanker
Authors: Bonnici, Colin
De Marco Muscat-Fenech, Claire
Ghirlando, Robert
Keywords: Tankers
Tankers -- Safety regulations
Tankers -- Design and construction
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
Citation: Bonnici, C., De Marco Muscat-Fenech, C., & Ghirlando, R. (2018). Residual strength analysis of a damaged WWII T2 tanker. Journal of Ship Research, 62(01), 48-74.
Abstract: The S.S. Ohio, the T2 tanker that replenished Malta during the Second WorldWar in 1942 saved the Islands from capitulation. En route, the tanker was bombarded and heavily damaged but remained afloat. This historic event provided a research opportunity to analyze the tanker's residual strength and how she survived. A strength assessment of the damaged hull indicated that the S.S. Ohio was at risk of collapse. However, simple beam theory indicated that when least damaged, large bending moments were exerted on the ship'smidship but diminishedwith further damage, providing evidence on howthe S.S. Ohio survived, shedding light on this 75-year-old mystery.
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