Accession Number : ADA267940


Title :   Navy Ships: Problems Continue to Plague the Seawolf Submarine Program


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267940.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : This report provides the results of our review of the Navy's Seawolf (SSN-21) Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine construction program. This report discusses (1) the change in the status of the class design and SSN-21 construction since December 1991, (2) the effectiveness of technical and management actions to resolve lead submarine welding problems and guard against a recurrence of a similar problem in the future, and (3) Navy efforts to control schedule delays. This report covers work we performed and comments we received from May 1992 through June 1993. The official Department of Defense response dated June 24, 1993, notes that program cost increases are largely due to the sharp reduction in the number of submarines that will be procured, which are beyond the program manager's control.


Descriptors :   *COSTS , *CONSTRUCTION , *NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES , SCHEDULING , ATTACK SUBMARINES , SHIPYARDS , COST OVERRUNS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE