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    Default Xbow/ Sea Axe ... A future in the Military Design ?

    With several ships already been built using this Design and and already in Active service , Will we see it being incorporated into future Military Ships .. ,Consider it;s been taking the Offshore Oil Industry by storm !!

    Basically the Xbow cuts thro the waves instead of slamming like normal designed when sailing thro Heavy seas

    Bourbon Mistral an Ulstein PX105 has already proved it's worth in Rough Sea Conditions

    And also the other new design Sea Axe

    One of the latest is the FCS5009 class Don Orisis , the hull of which was built in Vietnam and Finished by Damen Shipyards , Singapore.
    Known as the "Sea Axe" design ,Like the Xbow the Axe Bow s reported to reuced slamming in heavy seas as well vertical hull acceleration .Viewed underwater the stem line of the bow carries down , like the head of the Axe , to become the lowest part of the keel line.


    Quoted from Ships Monthly

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    The Ulstein X-Bow Design.


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    Well, pretty it ain't - but if it's truly a revolution, then I guess that doesn't matter

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJsogw9fHE0

    looks strange but if it works then good

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    This design is primarily for seakeeping, the ability to operate in adverse weather/sea state.
    This is the reason that it is being used in the offshore industry as a supply vessel.
    The hull design is not optimised for speed, militarily it is however a good solution for a patrol vessel.
    With a helicopter and rhib's it could even be used to interdict the pirates off Somalia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tercio67 View Post
    This design is primarily for seakeeping, the ability to operate in adverse weather/sea state.
    This is the reason that it is being used in the offshore industry as a supply vessel.
    The hull design is not optimised for speed, militarily it is however a good solution for a patrol vessel.
    With a helicopter and rhib's it could even be used to interdict the pirates off Somalia.

    there an ordinary patrol vessel should be enough. after all this design is optimized for bad weather.. but pirates hardly are active when the weather is to rough

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    a true littoral mothership, i looks like it would also be good for supportship functions as well.

    it is a handsome ship, Galrahn at Information Dissmenation was talkin about it a few months back and had the same idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by tercio67 View Post
    This design is primarily for seakeeping, the ability to operate in adverse weather/sea state.
    This is the reason that it is being used in the offshore industry as a supply vessel.
    The hull design is not optimised for speed, militarily it is however a good solution for a patrol vessel.
    With a helicopter and rhib's it could even be used to interdict the pirates off Somalia.
    That bow looks perfect for ramming pirate ships

    I wouldn't be surprised to see more of these operational in the North Sea as supply ships and tugboats in the future, seemed to be performing quite well in the video at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikhael View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJsogw9fHE0

    looks strange but if it works then good

    Quality Video ,,

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    The primary mission of a warship is to float.
    The second is to move.

    If the "X-Bow" can achive these two missions with more efficiency, then the technology could apply to any warship.

    This vessel would do wonders for the Coast Guard in the Bearing Sea.

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    I may be wrong, but i saw a offshore ship that looked suspiciously like the X-bow in Den Helder's New Harbour a while ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSone View Post
    I may be wrong, but i saw a offshore ship that looked suspiciously like the X-bow in Den Helder's New Harbour a while ago...
    http://www.ulsteingroup.com/kunder/u...steinsx102.itm

    I think they have several designs.

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