Accession Number : AD0787068

Title :   Design of an Integrated Bridge Intended to Reduce Bridge Manning on Navy Ships. Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 73-Mar 74,

Corporate Author : HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC GOLETA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moe,Gerald L. ; Rogers,Steven P.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : This report, in two volumes, describes the development of an integrated bridge for the DE 1052 class destroyer. It includes a detailed description of the new bridge design including detailed functional drawings. The purpose of the integrated bridge is to reduce the size of the bridge watch team while at the same time enhancing ship's safety and the efficiency and effectiveness of destroyer operations. The proposed manning calls for a three-man watch team. The integrated bridge is considered to be applicable to any class of destroyer and to most surface combatants with few, if any, design modifications required to associated systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Destroyer escorts, *Ship bridges, Manpower utilization, Ship structural components, Human factors engineering, Consoles, Navigation, Naval personnel

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE