Reserve Manning of the FF-1052 and FFG-7 Class Frigates: A Critique of the Accuracy and Completeness of Existing Costing Studies
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis sought 1 To evaluate studies that have attempted to make a cost analysis of either Regular Navy or Naval Reserve Force ships and 2 To collect and analyze data related to the costs of operating selected Regular Navy and NRF ships during Fiscal Year 1986. The focus of this work were the costs observed by eight selected Pacific Fleet frigates. Of the eight, four each belonged to the Regular Navy and the NRF. Of these, two ships were of the FF- 1052 Knox class, while the other two belonged to the FFG-7 Perry class. Operating costs were divided into three families manpower, equipment and supplies, and variable costs of operation. Data was obtained in most cases from original documents and ships manning records. It was observed that the actual costs of operating an FF-1052 class in the NRF was higher than to do so in the Regular Navy. By contrast, FFG-7s proved to be more economical when associated with the Naval Reserve Force. Keywords Unit cost analysis Military reserves Guided missile ships Surface shipmanning Reserve manning Naval equipment maintenance costing. Theses.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Marine Engineering