The Design of a Shiphandling Training System.
Final rept. Jun 77-Jan 79,
TRAINING ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION GROUP (NAVY) ORLANDO FLA
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This is the second of two reports addressing the training of shipbuilders. The first, Shiphandling and Shiphandling Training, TAEG Report No. 41, December 1976, established the knowledge and skill elements required of competent shiphandlers. Based on these elements, a concept was proposed for a career-based training system for prospective shiphandlers. The system design included three courses of ashore training interspersed with operational tours at sea. Since Naval officers are expected to serve aboard vessels of widely divergent characteristics and to proceed from extended periods ashore to responsible positions aboard Naval vessels, two additional types of training were proposed for the system--refresher and transition training. In support of the training system, two needed training devices were identified--a full-mission bridge simulator and a small craft designed for use as a trainer. In the current study, the initial concept is fully developed for a career-based training system for integration into the existing training curricula. A shiphandling unit is proposed for the three Surface Warfare Officers School SWOS courses. Only minor restructuring of the three curricula is needed. Course time remains essentially unchanged. It is proposed that underway time in a conning capacity on the small craft trainer be scheduled, without exception, in the Department Head Course and some additional conning time be made available to attendees of the PCOPXO Course who have had little recent at-sea experience. Content material for the transition and refresher training courses can be drawn from the appropriate SWOS courses.
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