Deployable Waterfront Transportability Study Using Heavy Lift Submersible Ships
Final rept. Jun 1986-Nov 1987
MAR INC ROCKVILLE MD
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The Navy is engaged in a program to define and demonstrate Deployable Waterfronts that will provide worldwide logistics support for our forces in CONUS and overseas. These deployable waterfront facilities would serve such functions as a Strategic Sealift Ship unloading at fixed ports or Logistics Over the Shore LOTS sites, bAdvanced base pre-positioning, c Advanced Logistics Support Bases for fleet replenishment, and d Relocatable piers for homeporting and for Strategic Sealift Support Facilities restoration in the event of damage. Homeported and pre-positioned platforms could also provide some peacetime cost offsetting advantages over present support systems. An investigation was conducted into the use and availability of heavy lift semi- submersibles ships for transporting deployable waterfronts.
- Marine Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies