AIRPLANE DECK FOR LINER (Jul, 1936)

AIRPLANE DECK FOR LINER
Funnels disappear amidships and hinged masts swing downward to clear a spacious airplane-landing deck on a proposed 100.000-ton super-liner. The huge ship would be 1,250 feet long, with a cruising speed of thirty-four knots and a passenger capacity of 10,000. In war time the liner could transport 20,-000 troops and carry its own convoy of airplanes.

2 comments
  1. Curtis says: November 8, 200710:05 am

    Not sure this one was thought though too well. A ship normally has to be underway to maintain enough wind across the deck to launch or land an airplane. The ship would have to stop if the funnels were folded down for aircraft operations because the engines would not any air intake or exhaust. Even if it could launch or recover aircraft at a stand still, it would be a sitting duck for submarines. Of course aircraft carriers had their funnels on one side the ship out of the way of the aircraft.

  2. KHarn says: March 2, 20085:21 pm

    The USS Ranger had it’s funnels folding to the SIDE, so this could be practical.

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