Accession Number:

ADB005321

Title:

An Analysis of the Initial Deployment of a US Army Unit by a Barge-Ship System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

This study is a conceptual analysis of ways and means to improve the oversea transportability of US Army units and equipment in both peacetime and contingency situations with the modern sealift assets presently available. Its objectives are to provide a documentary narrative of the initial use of a barge- ship system to deploy a US Army tactical unit and to identify technical and operational shortcomings in order to recommend improvements in the state of the art. It was found that the responsiveness, efficiency, and economy of US Army oversea unit moves, especially those deploying with helicopters, could be significantly improved by implementing the conceptual loadings and use of the barge-ship systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE