Title: Thin Wall Concrete Ship Construction
Author(s): Francis R. Mac Leay
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 193-204
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The development of concrete methods for placing thin concrete walls is described. After seveeral attempts using the standard method of pouring between double forms, a new method was developed which permitted the sucessful construction of 3/4-in. and 1 1/2-in. concrete walls. Tests were also conducted to determine the practicablity as well as the strength of Gunite as a medium to unite precast units into a monolithic ship. Later these methods were used sucessfully in the construction of a concrete landing craft for the United States Navy.