Accession Number : ADA956141

Title :   Experimental Shipboard Coveralls for Engineering Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Silvia, John

Report Date : MAY 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) conducted a 6-month evaluation of a new wash-and-wear coverall aboard 18 surface ships (Operation ALPHA) and 5 submarines (Operation BRAVO). Each evaluation consisted of three phases. The first phase covered 3 months of normal use, after which the coveralls were returned to NCTRF with individual comments recorded on an NCTRF questionnaire. After being thoroughly examined, the coveralls were returned for an additional 3 months of use (Phase II). Letter reports (Phase III) were received after completion of Phase II. Based on the results of Phases I, II, and III, the coverall was found to be adequate for use by the Engineering Forces in place of the standard blue work jumper and trousers when performing duties which would temporarily soil their clothing. The new coveralls were also found adequate for use as a replacement for the standard submarine utility coverall for all types of duties. A 19-size range, including shorts and longs, shall be specified for issue. Shipboard coveralls for engineering personnel, Polyester-Cotton twill fabric, Lightweight garment, Wash-and-Wear fabric, Garment durability.

Descriptors :   *COVERALLS, *SHIPBOARD, *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, BLUE(COLOR), FABRICS, LIGHTWEIGHT, PERSONNEL, QUESTIONNAIRES, REPLACEMENT, SHIPS, STANDARDS, SUBMARINES, TEXTILES, WORK, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE