The vertical force and pitching moment acting on a slender submerged body and on a surface ship moving normal to the crests of regular waves are found by application of slender-body theory, which utilizes two-dimensional crossflow concepts. Application of the same techniques also results in the evaluation of the dynamic forces and moments resulting from the heaving and pitching motions of the ship, which corrected previous errors in other works, and agreed with the results of specialized calculations of Havelock and Has-kind. An outline of a rational theory, which unites slender-body theory and linearized free-surface theory, for the determination of the forces, moments and motions of surface ships, is also included.

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