Use of Heavy Lift Ships as Modular Casualty Receiving Ships
Final technical rept. 21 Dec 2006-30 Apr 2007
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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The purpose of this report is to research and develop alternative uses for commercially viable heavy lift ships to employ as modular casualty receiving ships MCRS. The concept revolves around a standard field hospital FH constructed or floated onto the deck of a commercially viable heavy lift ship for rapid deployment. Doing so eliminates the need for the U.S. Navy to construct or purchase a heavy lift ship, but rather lease any commercially viable heavy lift ship for a relatively short period of time. This concept is adaptable to any commercial heavy lift vessel configuration, and the feasibility of the proposed design will be shown through 3-D computer aided design software as well as space and weight analyses focusing on three different commercial heavy lift vessels.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies