Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Navy Starts Here

The upgraded maneuvering and seakeeping test facility in West Bethesda, Md., can produce waves up to 4 feet tall, holds about 12 million gallons of water and can simulate most sea conditions from open ocean to shallow water. (Mike Morones/Staff) … Continue reading

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New Test facility “Wave Maker”

The music of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” swelled in the dim light as the ocean began to rage. Treacherous seas rose — large amplitude regular waves, long-crested irregular waves and short-crested waves with multiple headings. Pity the ship on … Continue reading

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