New Trimaran design unveiled. (Digest).The Trimaran warship warship, any ship built or armed for naval combat. The forerunners of the modern warship were the men-of-war of the 18th and early 19th cent., such as the ship of the line, frigate, corvette, sloop of war (see sloop), brig, and cutter. design from Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has received its next generation set of plans with the unveiling of a 116-metre corvette tailored to the export market. This newest design updates the original corvette developed in 1995. The Project Cerberus design (pictured) includes some of the advanced features of VT's Sea Wraith stealth vessel, particularly where radar cross section Radar cross section (RCS) describes the extent to which an object reflects an incident electromagnetic wave. It is a measure of the strength of the radar signal backscattered from a "target" object for a given incident wave power. , propulsion power, helicopter operational capabilities and sea keeping are concerned. The Cerberus design is characterised by a long, slender main hull that is augmented by a high bow freeboard free·board
1. Nautical The distance between the water line and the freeboard deck of a ship.
2. The distance between normal water level and the top of a structure, such as a dam, that impounds or restrains water. , which is complemented by Vosper's fine form ram bow. The crossdeck structure begins some 40 per cent of the craft's length aft of the bow and the wet deck clearance conforms with results obtained from model tests with the full-scale RV Triton trials. Four Rolls-Royce podded propulsors, two fore and two amidships a·mid·ships also a·mid·ship
Midway between the bow and the stern.
Naut at, near, or towards the centre of a ship
Adv. 1. , permit the transmission of power without excessive long shafting shaft·ing
1. A system of shafts, as in a mechanical device, for transmitting motion or power.
2. Material from which shafts are made.
3. , and each is driven by a medium speed diesel engine. The original Triton from Vosper Thronycroft features in the article "Warship Design Trends" in this issue.