The U.S. Navy is becoming aware of the significant benefits that may be derived from an underwater ship-husbandry programme that allows ship hulls to be groomed, maintained, and repaired while the ship is waterborne. Such a programme is discussed and several operational examples presented. The reason is the decreasing availability of dry docks and the increasing cost of dry docking. The U.S. Navy is in process of organising a co-ordinated, cohesive underwater ship-husbandry programme which has as its goal the extension of the interval between dry dockings. An interval of from five to seven years seems feasible with underwater maintenance. The cost savings are quite impressive. Order from BSRA as No. 52,140.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Office of the Supervisor of Diving
    Washington, DC  United States  20350
  • Authors:
    • Uhler, D G
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM