Ships (51 - 60 of 103 items)
Alternatives Available To Fulfill the Navy's Training Carrier Needs
PLRD-83-56: Published: Mar 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's requirement and justification for not reactivating an Essex-class aircraft carrier for use as a replacment for the Lexington as the Navy's dedicated carrier for training pilots.GAO found that replacing the Lexington with another Essex-class carrier was not a viable alternative, because the Essex-class carriers that could be reactivate...
Obtaining Navy Ships by Long-Term Charters (Rent-a-Navy)
122674: Feb 28, 1983
Testimony was given concerning prior GAO work on the Navy's program to lease rather than purchase nine tankers and a new GAO study on recent proposals to lease rather than purchase Government equipment. While the results of the new study have not been completed, the issues surrounding today's leases are similar to those reported on earlier. In 1973 GAO found that, by renting instead of purchasing...
Depot Operations Improvement Program
PLRD-83-33: Published: Jan 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Navy's current effort to improve ship overhaul performance. The effort, which is referred to as the Depot Operations Improvement Program, consists of over 100 different improvement actions in areas ranging from ship overhaul policy to the physical condition of the Naval shipyards.In general, GAO was impressed with the commitment made by the Navy to improve ship overhaul performanc...
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 Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
Issues Concerning the Navy's Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy and Advanced Signal Processor
C-MASAD-82-14: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
Sonobuoys are acoustic sensors which, when dropped into the water from aircraft, are designed to detect the presence of submarines. Signal processors on board aircraft and ships analyze sonobuoy data to enhance submarine detection, classification, and location. GAO presented its views on the major unresolved issues in developing and procuring the expendable reliable acoustic path sonobuoy (ERAPS)...
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...
Navy's Budget Requests for Revised Shipboard Allowances Are Overstated
PLRD-82-31: Published: Jan 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1982.
GAO completed a survey of the economy and effectiveness of the Navy's planned revision of its shipboard stockage criteria. The Navy estimated that the revised criteria would result in additional items being stocked that would require increased budget requests of over $200 million. The Navy planned to implement the new criteria in fiscal year 1983. While it has not yet officially adopted the new st...
Navy's Berthing Facilities for Ships Undergoing Overhaul
PLRD-81-41: Published: Jun 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Navy's use of berthing facilities for ships undergoing overhaul. Each year the Navy overhauls approximately 65 ships in 50 different locations. Since many of these locations do not have adequate nearby berthing and messing facilities for the crews of the ships being overhauled, the Navy must find housing for the crews. When barracks are not available, the Navy prefers to house cre...
Adoption of Preplanned Product Improvement Techniques Can Reduce Cost of Improving Effectiveness of Systems During Their Lifetime
MASAD-81-39: Published: Aug 13, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1981.
GAO surveyed Department of Defense (DOD) plans for modifying major weapon platforms to identify ways of reducing the time for fielding modified systems, reducing their costs, and increasing their level of operational readiness.Preplanned product improvement can help maximize long-term weapon platform effectiveness and concurrently enable DOD to keep pace with advances in technology and changes in...