Accession Number:

ADA190693

Title:

Deployable Waterfront Transportability Study Using Heavy Lift Submersible Ships

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1986-Nov 1987

Corporate Author:

MAR INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE