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I'm thinking this is actually the place to ask this question on this forum. I reciently came across the "Small-waterplane-area twin hull" concept ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWATH ), which, in addition to providing broad deck space and good high sea state stability, could probably have a very small wake (for those wake homing torpedoes). Given that the technology dates back to 1938, and no country has produced a SWATH aircraft carrier, I'm wondering what the fatal flaw is.