Waves and the wave resistance due to a ship with a transom stern are analyzed starting with an exact formulation of the general ship wave problem. Green's theorem is utilized together with the well-known Green's function which satisfies the linear free-surface boundary condition on the free surface. Here it is required to take at least the second-order terms in the formal development. It is found that the immersed transom stern acts to cancel stern waves. Using a limited form of Michell's wave-resistance formula, the wave resistance of the transom-stern ship is analyzed

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