Coordinated Shipboard Facilities Maintenance for U.S. Navy Ships.
Final rept. Jan-Jul 75.
ATLANTIC FLEET FPO NEW YORK 09501 CRUISER-DESTROYER GROUP TWO/DESTROYER DEVELOPMENT GROUP
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This report describes a trial project in coordinated shipboard facilities maintenance conducted aboard USS TRIPPE FF-1075. A special team of eight non-rated men and one supervisor was created to perform routine cleaning functions normally assigned as divisional responsibilities e.g., heads, washrooms, passageways, berthing compartments, fanrooms, etc. A variety of commercial equipment and materials was also furnished to improve the efficiency of performing such housekeeping functions. The test results disclosed that -- while some increase in effectiveness and possible reduction in manhours were achieved -- the attitude and motivation of the crew toward such duties were not improved a 25 increase in the size of the team would be required to implement the concept on a permanent basis and the available pool of shipboard manpower is inadequate to support the formation of a facilities maintenance team devoted to nonwatchstanding service duties. Various equipments and materials were found useful in improving cleaning efficiency and effectiveness. Implementation of the facilities mainteance team concept is not recommended.
- Marine Engineering