Accession Number : ADA262089


Title :   The Impact of Declining Navy Budgets on United States Shipyards


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Clayton, Christopher A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262089.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : U.S. shipyards are an integral component of the nation's defense infrastructure. Shipyards provide shipbuilding capability and repair support for the U.S. Navy and the U.S.-flag fleet. During the 1980s, however, U.S. Navy shipbuilding, repair, and modernization programs achieved dominance over commercial vessel shipyard work. Commercial business at U.S. shipyards declined to a point where by 1991 Navy work accounted for ninety percent of the direct labor hours at the biggest five shipyards within the United States. With the end of the Cold War and the downsizing of the armed forces, U.S. shipyards now face years of declining Navy budgets. This thesis addresses the shipbuilding industry, the factors contributing to the decline in commercial shipbuilding orders, the growth of Navy shipbuilding work, and proposes avenues whereby U.S. shipyards can regain a competitive foothold in the international commercial shipbuilding market.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL BUDGETS , *SHIPYARDS , UNITED STATES , INDUSTRIES , COMMERCE , INTEGRALS , THESES , REPAIR , FLAGS , SHIPBUILDING , COLD WAR , WORK , INTERNATIONAL , BUDGETS , LABOR


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE