Accession Number:

ADA223593

Title:

Protection of Merchant Shipping

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

Although the Department of Defense has become sensitized to problems regarding the availability of assets to meet strategic sealift requirements, the need to provide for the protection of both strategic sealift and economic shipping in time of conflict has been overlooked. This study reviews the historical problem of providing for the protection of merchant shipping during the twentieth century and, using lessons learned regarding the vulnerability of merchant shipping to enemy threat, implications as a result of the current and future threat for merchant shipping are discussed. The purpose of this study is to review historical lessons learned to examine applicability to future situations requiring protection of merchant shipping to point up weaknesses in current philosophy and planning for the protection of merchant shipping to draw conclusions regarding the current philosophy for the protection of merchant shipping and to make recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE