Accession Number : AD0761672

Title :   Containership Underway Replenishment. A Study of the Use of Containerships for the Underway Replenishment of Naval Vessels.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C MARITIME TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : Because of the uncertain and changing nature of the U.S. merchant fleet, the U.S. Navy is making a comprehensive reevaluation of its relationship with the merchant marine. As one aspect of the total reevaluation, the Chief of Naval Research asked the Maritime Transportation Research Board to determine the feasibility of resupplying naval vessels at sea from commercial containerships. A formal proposal to undertake the task was submitted to examine the available and projected technology and operational capability of the merchant containership fleet to perform replenishment at sea operations; The merchant containership fleet's capability to meet the operational requirements for replenishment at sea as established by the U.S. Navy; Special problem areas and operational trials of systems that may be within the state-of-the-art; and Additional capabilities and technology, including systems and hardware design projects, that may be required in the next decade for full utilization of containerships in the replenishment system.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, *MERCHANT VESSELS), (*NAVY, LOGISTICS), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, HELICOPTERS, CARGO SHIPS, CONTAINERS, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), GEARS, HOISTS, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE