Accession Number : ADA326839

Title :   Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-OFF Ships.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA326839

Report Date : 16 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report discusses the Navy's progress in acquiring 19 Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off (LMSR) ships to preposition Army equipment and add to surge sealift capacity. To fulfill its sealift requirements, the Department of Defense (DoD) is converting 5 used commercial containerships and will build 14 ships. Specifically, this report discusses (1) the Navy's efforts to deliver the LMSR conversion and new construction ships on schedule and the impact of any delays on the Army meeting its prepositioning afloat requirements, (2) the capability of the LMSR conversion ships to adequately perform their mission, (3) the level of crewing for the LMSR ships, and (4) increases in LMSR procurement costs.

Descriptors :   *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS), *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, MOBILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, PAYLOAD, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), OPERATIONAL READINESS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, NAVAL PLANNING, MERCHANT VESSELS, CONTAINERSHIPS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE