Accession Number : AD0784405

Title :   Relative Capabilities of USNS Hayes and USNS Mizar for Meeting NRL Shipboard Requirements,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Jones,W. J. ; Gonda,A. W. ; Strasburg,D. W. ; Thomas,G. O.

Report Date : 30 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The Ship Engineering Committee conducted a study in which present and future at-sea operations and experiments performed in the Oceanology Area were examined with respect to their special requirements for ship facilities. Results of the study substantiate the premise that the Hayes design was based on the requirements of acoustics-type operations, while Mizar was configured to perform the search and recovery operations. More recently, other facilities have been added to Mizar to accommodate the requirements for the ocean sciences experiments. With few exceptions, however, both ships are well prepared to meet the requirements of all phases of the oceanographic research program undertaken by NRL. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Marine engineering, *Oceanographic ships, Modification, Requirements, Shipboard, Ocean bottom, Underwater sound equipment, Underwater photography, Bathymetry, Instrumentation, Marine biology, Research ships

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE