Containership Underway Replenishment. A Study of the Use of Containerships for the Underway Replenishment of Naval Vessels.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C MARITIME TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
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Because of the uncertain and changing nature of the U.S. merchant fleet, the U.S. Navy is making a comprehensive reevaluation of its relationship with the merchant marine. As one aspect of the total reevaluation, the Chief of Naval Research asked the Maritime Transportation Research Board to determine the feasibility of resupplying naval vessels at sea from commercial containerships. A formal proposal to undertake the task was submitted to examine the available and projected technology and operational capability of the merchant containership fleet to perform replenishment at sea operations The merchant containership fleets capability to meet the operational requirements for replenishment at sea as established by the U.S. Navy Special problem areas and operational trials of systems that may be within the state-of-the-art and Additional capabilities and technology, including systems and hardware design projects, that may be required in the next decade for full utilization of containerships in the replenishment system.
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