Accession Number:

AD0643115

Title:

A HUMAN ENGINEERING STUDY OF THE FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM IN THE 563/564 CLASS SUBMARINES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CONN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

A human engineering study has been made of the forward torpedo room in the 563564 class submarine. The major objectives of this study were to analyze torpedo firing and mine planting operations and to develop recommendations for the improvement of overall efficiency in the torpedo room. Observations of torpedo room activity, made with the aid of motion pictures, sound recorders, and stop watches, provided most of the data necessary for activity analyses and task allotments for present submarines. Interview and questionnaire material obtained from experienced personnel revealed shortcomings of present designs and procedures and provided information concerning mine planting activities. Finally, a human engineering analysis of present torpedo rooms, combined with a knowledge of the projected design of the SS 563564, provided a basis for recommendations concerning arrangement and design of equipment and task allotments for future submarines.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE