Accession Number : ADA115215

Title :   An Analysis of the United States Maritime Industry Subsidy Program and National Defense: A Rational Approach to Sealift Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Proctor,Leonard Lewis

PDF Url : ADA115215

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This study examines the United States (U.S.) Maritime Industry as a potential defense force, its present defense capabilities and the government programs and legislation designed to support it. The current government subsidy program is determined to be inadequately structured to meet the nation's need for a merchant marine of modern, efficient and competitive vessels. Defense mobility has also declined as a result of ineffective programs. Included is a brief history of the Merchant Marine and its commercial and national defense objectives. The analysis discusses the criteria for selecting a viable ship design to fulfill the U.S. Merchant Marine requirements for commercial and defense missions. Conclusions and recommendations are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Merchant vessels, *Fleets(Ships), *International trade, *National defense, Marine transportation, Operational readiness, Cargo handling, Cargo ships, Mobilization, Logistics support, Military applications, Naval operations, Warfare, Requirements, Shipbuilding, Logistics planning, Grants, Costs, United States, Theses

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE