This paper reviews future war requirements for Merchant Ships in terms of the composition of the cargo to be moved and the ability of modern Merchant Ships to move it, the availability of suitable port facilities, and concepts of modern convoy operations. A major NATO-Warsaw Pact War would impose the greatest demand on shipping. U. S. reinforcement strategy demands very rapid reaction of sealift forces which would carry over 90% of all military support tonnage. Modern ship types can be expected to serve effectively in such a situation, but convoy delays would limit the effective use of high-productivity ship types.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
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  • Authors:
    • Stryker, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Accession Number: 00170716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM