Naval New Ship Construction Cost Analysis and Trends
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis presents an analyses of the Ship Construction and Conversion, Navy, Appropriation cost estimates for new ship construction during the period 1960-1992. Emphasis is placed on Four specific shipbuilding programs Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-51, Fleet Ballistic Submarine Trident, Attack Submarine SSN-688, and Guided Missile Cruiser CG-47. These programs are analyzed to determine how competitiondual sourcing, contract type and the shipbuilding marketplace have influenced the actual costs of these ships. These programs are also compared for the period 1981-1992 to determine if there are any trends or consistency for all of the programs. The research concludes that the shipbuilding marketplace has a significant influence on actual construction costs of Navy ships. When there is limited commercial work available the shipbuilders may, underbid contracts to remain in business. Competition in Navy shipbuilding does not necessarily result in cost savings due to the small number of ships produced and the limited number of competitive shipyards. Ship Construction and Conversion Shipbuilding Industry Competition Contracts Cost Growth Marketplace.
- Marine Engineering