Accession Number:

ADA331928

Title:

An Analysis of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Support Facilities Aboard the AVENGER (MCM-1) Class Ships

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

The United States Navys AVENGER Class mine countermeasures ships are designed with facilities to support an explosive ordnance disposal detachment. However, the design and use of these facilities has not been endorsed by either the United States Navys explosive ordnance disposal community, mine warfare community or crews of the AVENGER Class ships. This research paper investigates the above circumstances by discussing the missions and capabilities of an explosive ordnance disposal detachment and the MCM-1 Class ships in mine countermeasures operations. This study will conclude by recommending a definitive relationship between explosive ordnance disposal detachments and the AVENGER Class ships for mine countermeasures operations, including recommendations for actions necessary to achieve this relationship.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE