Accession Number : ADA256446


Title :   Naval New Ship Construction Cost Analysis and Trends


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Holmgren, David J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256446.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : This thesis presents an analyses of the Ship Construction and Conversion, Navy, Appropriation cost estimates for new ship construction during the period 1960-1992. Emphasis is placed on Four specific shipbuilding programs: Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG-51), Fleet Ballistic Submarine (Trident), Attack Submarine (SSN-688), and Guided Missile Cruiser (CG-47). These programs are analyzed to determine how competition/dual sourcing, contract type and the shipbuilding marketplace have influenced the actual costs of these ships. These programs are also compared for the period 1981-1992 to determine if there are any trends or consistency for all of the programs. The research concludes that the shipbuilding marketplace has a significant influence on actual construction costs of Navy ships. When there is limited commercial work available the shipbuilders may, underbid contracts to remain in business. Competition in Navy shipbuilding does not necessarily result in cost savings due to the small number of ships produced and the limited number of competitive shipyards. Ship Construction and Conversion; Shipbuilding Industry; Competition; Contracts; Cost Growth; Marketplace.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACTS , *SHIPBUILDING , *SHIPYARDS , CONVERSION , GUIDED MISSILES , SHIPS , NAVY , THESES , ESTIMATES , CONSTRUCTION , NUMBERS , CRUISERS , DESTROYERS , ATTACK SUBMARINES , BALLISTICS , SAVINGS , SUBMARINES , PHOSGENE , COSTS , CONSISTENCY , COST ESTIMATES , INDUSTRIES , COMMERCE , COMPETITION


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE