Accession Number:

ADA128504

Title:

An Investigation of Long Term Acquisition Cost Growth Rates of United States Navy Ships

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

This study is a basic exploration of the validation and limitations of forecasting the future Navy based on historical growth trends. It addresses the long term relationships between fleet dollar value, fleet tonnage, fleet manning and fleet electrical generating capacity disaggregated by classes and types of vessels in the U.S. Navy. This study presents three methods by which four aggregated growth rate relationships of United States Navy Ships may be estimated and compared. The four proportional growth rates studied are unit ship per acquisition dollar, tonnage per dollar, electrical generating capacity per dollar, and crewmember per dollar. The three historical growth rate computations are analyzed using four different weighting factors. Although growth rates are simplistic in concept, aggregation of the non-homogeneous collection of diverse units which compose the United States provide interesting results.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE