Accession Number : AD0777130

Title :   Study of Commercial Specifications for U. S. Navy Ships.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan - Jun 73 on Phase 1,


Personal Author(s) : Friedland,Nathan

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : Military and commercial specifications for shipbuilding steel, electronics, and ship subdivision have been compared. It was found that steels used in building merchant and combat ships are so similar that using a simplified set of integrated specifications would result in savings without appreciable reduction in strength and durability. Electronic equipment is so complex and varied that a similar approach is possible only in limited cases. Merchant marine subdivision standards are not suitable for naval use. A survey of all specifications used in the shipbuilding industry is desirable, with a view to establishing an integrated system of specifications suitable for military and commercial shipbuilding, to the mutual benefit of both sectors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval vessels, *Government procurement, *Specifications, Ship structural components, Electronic equipment, Steel, Shipbuilding, Cost analysis, Military requirements

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE