National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Staff Photographer Willard B.Culver Boys Used to Play with Toy Boats; Now Girls Scientifically Test Warship Models Here a miniature Maritime Commission tanker runs through the 963-foot-long David Taylor Model Basin, nearthe Nation's Capital, asgirls jotdown readings from automatic recorders. The picture, taken from a boat towed behind the testing carriage, shows the stern of the model. Efficient, fasthulls of theNavy's newest battleships were designed from scale models tested in this basin at Carderock, Maryland. Seen in a dry dock, bowsof modern ships arehourglass-shaped-bulbous at the bottom, fine or sharp at the water line, and flared out above (page 196).