This study investigates and analyzes the shipyard cost of naval combatants, i.e., the costs of those elements of the total ship system for which the shipbuilder is responsible, namely, the costs to the shipbuilder of the construction and assembly of the platform. The analysis, confined to the cost of frigate-sized follow ships, focused on wage scales for production-line and non-production line workers; overhead costs, including supplemental labor costs and fringe benefits; and costs of materials used by the shipyard. The study examines shipyard costs during the 1965/1969 period with costs currently experienced by the shipyard. Based on this analysis, the increased cost at the shipyard of frigate-sized naval combatants can be explained by the following factors: (1) the general inflationary trend within the U.S. economy; (2) increased overhead costs; (3) general increases in capital and energy costs; (4) underutilization of the full capacity of specific segments of the shipbuilding industry; and (5) increased complexity of the modern naval combatant. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kaitz (Edward M) and Associates, Incorporated

    1800 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EMK-80-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-79-C-0521
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM