Military vessels (61 - 70 of 70 items)
Navy's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)
108611: Feb 9, 1979
The Navy's case study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it to either a Naval shipyard or a private shipyard were analyzed. The Navy considered splitting the work, but felt the advantages in learning curve and work force management clearly pointed to doing all four carriers at one yard over a specified period of time. The Navy's original cost study...
Marine Amphibious Forces: A Look at Their Readiness, Role, and Mission
LCD-78-417A: Published: Feb 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1979.
The Marine Corps' size, structure, and ability to perform some of its more demanding missions raise questions about its capabilities. Some problems relating to these areas and the Corps' overall readiness affect not only the II Marine Amphibious Force (II MAF) but also the entire Corps. However, since II MAF has a priority North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in a European war, GAO's...
Observations on the Fleet Support Provided by the Navy's Shore Installations in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean
LCD-78-426A: Published: Jan 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
The U.S. Seventh Fleet consisted of about 160 ships during peak operations in Southeast Asia. Today the fleet consists of about 50 ships. In spite of this reduction, the Navy continues to maintain an extensive shore establishment to provide the reduced fleet logistics support. The fleet reduction has led to idle capacities and has increased costs at the ship repair facilities. Positive action has...
Navy's FFG-7 Class Frigate Shipbuilding Program and Other Ship Program Issues
108301: Jan 3, 1979
The FFG-7 Guided Missile Frigate is to become the backbone of the Navy's sea control fleet. The 1973 estimate for a total program of 50 ships was $3.2 billion. By 1978, however, the cost of a 52-ship FFG-7 program was estimated at $10.1 billion because of additional equipment and increased shipbuilding costs. A stern redesign for helicopter landing is planned for ships not already under contrac...
The Navy's Multimission Carrier Airwing: Can the Mission Be Accomplished With Fewer Resources?
103996: Nov 16, 1977
By the early 1980's, the Navy will have changed over to a multimission carrier concept for 12 of its 13 authorized aircraft carriers. In the past, aircraft carriers were classified as being either attack carriers or antisubmarine carriers, and each type had its own respective airwing configuration which was specialized to meet the needs of that particular type of carrier.With a general reduction i...
Changes in Navy Ship Overhaul Practices Could Improve Fleet Capability and Crew Effectiveness
B-133170: Published: Apr 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1977.
The Navy could improve the manning of its ships at sea and make better use of skilled sailors if it would selectively reduce ships' crews kept aboard ships undergoing lengthy overhauls.A major contributor to the lack of combat readiness of the fleet is the shortage of trained and experienced crewmen. The Navy could improve combat readiness by reassigning crewmen with critical shortage skills from...
The National Defense Reserve Fleet, Can It Respond to Future Contingencies?
LCD-76-226: Published: Oct 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1976.
A review was conducted of the capabilities of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) to meet contingency shipping requirements. This fleet is the only source of reserve dry cargo shipping available during a military or commercial shipping crisis. During the past two decades the fleet performed satisfactorily but Department of Defense (DOD) requirements now depend on faster reactivation. Finding...
How Ship Transfers to Other Countries Are Financed
B-163742: Published: Jun 25, 1974. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1974.
No summary is currently available...
Escalation in the Department of the Navy's 30-Ship DD-963 Program
B-170269: Published: Jul 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1972.
No summary is currently available...