Accession Number : AD0475278


Title :   GOVERNMENT SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE FOR MORE THAN NATIONAL DEFENSE.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Harris, Richard A ; Kennedy, Walter J


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : This study examines the role which the American Merchant Marine plays in our national economy and its contribution to the economic welfare of the country. This study will further examine the merchant marine as a potential defense force, its present defense capabilities, and the government programs and legislation designed to support it. The present government assistance program is determined inadequate to meet the nation's need for a merchant marine of modern, efficient and competitive vessels; and a program aimed at making the shipping industry self-supporting through research and development, increased efficiency incentives, and improved labor-management relations is advocated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MERCHANT VESSELS , MARINE TRANSPORTATION , NATIONAL DEFENSE , WAR POTENTIAL , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , ECONOMICS , COMMERCE , HISTORY , SHIPS , CONSTRUCTION , EMPLOYEE RELATIONS , INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS , MONEY


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE