Report of Disposable Mess Gear Test Conducted at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, South Carolina.
SYSTEMS RESEARCH CORP WASHINGTON D C
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The report describes a test of disposable mess gear conducted at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, COMSUBFLOT 6 Submarine Mess. The purpose of the test was to determine the acceptability of plastic utensils by Navy personnel and the characteristics of incinerator disposal. The acceptability test was designed to give the Navy personnel the free choice of plastic or standard Navy mess gear. The plastic gear used in the test was found to be very acceptable. Minor design problems with the plastic flatware were uncovered which, when corrected, should make the total system highly acceptable. Incineration proved to be an excellent method of disposal however, modification will be required to make it suitable for shipboard application. Author
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Marine Engineering