Military vessels (51 - 60 of 70 items)
Questionable Funding Computation for the Ship Intermediate Maintenance Commercial Industrial Services Program
PLRD-83-23: Published: Dec 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1982.
GAO reported on a recent followup survey of intermediate maintenance management for Navy ships.GAO found that the problems that it had reported 5 years ago concerning the intermediate maintenance activities (IMA) and the Commercial Industrial Services (CIS) program are still occurring. GAO found that, as a result of inaccurate historical data used as a base by some IMA's, the Navy is overstating i...
Evaluation of the Navy's Decision To Replace Waste Heat Boilers on the DD-963 Class Ships
PLRD-82-102: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to convert the waste heat boiler system on DD-963 Class ships to an all-electric system. The review was requested because of allegations that such replacements would: (1) create even greater problems than those being experienced, (2) be significantly more expensive than the $500 million estimated for the conversion, and (3) be m...
The Navy's Landing Craft Air Cushion: Uncertainty Over How It Will Be Used With Amphibious Forces
C-MASAD-82-9: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is an advanced design, high-speed air cushion vehicle being developed by the Navy for use in amphibious operations. GAO conducted a review of the LCAC program to provide Congress with an assessment of the program as it approaches the start of production and to identify important issues which should be considered in progressing to full production.LCAC is being d...
Two Navy Ship Contracts Modified Under Authority of Public Law 85-804--Status as of August 3, 1980
PLRD-82-8: Published: Oct 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1981.
GAO reported on the status of two modified shipbuilding contracts for 5 landing helicopter assault ships and 30 Spruance class destroyer ships. The report covered the contractor's fiscal year ended August 3, 1980. After years of disagreement over shipbuilding claims filed by the contractor, the Navy and the contractor agreed to a settlement. GAO reviewed the contracts to ensure that funds authoriz...
Update of the Issues Concerning the Proposed Reactivation of the Iowa Class Battleships and the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany
PLRD-81-21: Published: Apr 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1981.
GAO was asked to update information in a study concerning the Navy's proposal to reactivate four Iowa class battleships and the aircraft carrier Oriskany.It appears that the concerns raised in the original study remain valid. These concerns include the capability of Navy shipyards to overhaul the New Jersey and the Oriskany, the capability to complete overhauls on schedule, and the reasonableness...
Supply Support Costs of Combat Ships Can Be Reduced by Millions and Readiness Enhanced
LCD-81-9: Published: Jan 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1981.
Prior reviews by GAO of the Navy's supply support of its submarine and aircraft carrier fleets disclosed that opportunities for significant reductions in inventory excesses and increased readiness exist for the Navy's fleet of combat surface force ships. Thus, GAO undertook a review of the Navy's supply support of its combat surface force ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.In its review, GAO...
If Excess Chartered Sealift Capacity Is Needed for Contingencies, It Should Be Put to Maximum Peacetime Use
LCD-80-110: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
The military's use of chartered cargo ships was examined because it was noted in a prior review of the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) readiness capability that these ships appeared to be underused.MSC charters ships are used to carry military cargo. While these usually sail more than half empty, the Navy is buying space on regularly scheduled commercial ships. Cargo which could have been shipped...
Two Navy Ship Contracts Modified by Public Law 85-804--Status as of July 29, 1979
PSAD-80-39: Published: Apr 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1980.
In compliance with Federal legislation, GA0 reviewed two Navy contracts awarded to Litton Systems, Inc., for landing helicopter assault (LHA) ships and destroyer (DD-963) vessels. The purpose of the review was to insure that funds authorized to provide relief to Litton are used only on these contracts and that the contractor does not realize any total combined profit on the contracts. The LHA and...
Better Navy Management of Shipbuilding Contracts Could Save Millions of Dollars
PSAD-80-18: Published: Jan 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1980.
The problem of cost and schedule overruns in Navy ship construction due to changes in the shipbuilding program has persisted for 75 years. GAO reviewed changes made to three major shipbuilding programs to evaluate the Navy's effectiveness in managing changes.Two types of changes were identified and discussed. Formal changes modified contracts in writing and were used only to correct deficiencies o...
Navy's Service Life Extension Program
108624: Feb 16, 1979
GAO analyzed the Department of the Navy's cost study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it either to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard or Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, a private yard. The Navy is embarking on a service life extension program for four of its older carriers, with potential follow-on ships beyond the four. The initial...