Development of the Hospital Ship Replacement (HSR) Concept - Maximizing Capability & Affordability
Final technical rept. 1 Sep-7 Dec 2012
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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The Center for Innovation in Ship Design CISD requested a design effort to refine and expand upon a previous development of a concept that could serve as a replacement for the existing hospital ships, USNS Mercy T-AHS 19 and USNS Comfort T-AHS 20. These ships are over 35 years old and are expected to be replaced once they are at the end of their service life. The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery BUMED have stressed the need for modular medical facilities and amphibious support to enable increased ship-to-shore patient transfer and to extend medical capabilities ashore. The main objectives of this study include the development of the previous Hospital Ship Replacement HSR concept to incorporate improvements to general arrangements and the patient transfer interface, and to apply commercial design standards to result in a more producible and lower cost ship.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Marine Engineering