TECHNOLOGY SURVEY OF MAJOR U.S. SHIPYARDS

This is a report on a technology survey of 13 major U.S. shipyards and 16 of the best comparable foreign shipyards. A standard procedure is followed in assigning one of four technology levels to a broad range of shipbuilding operation and processes in each shipyard. Over 2000 technology level determinations are placed in perspective. First they are treated in aggregate form, and secondly they are treated in a more detailed but selective manner to emphasize the most important shipbuilding operations. The results are presented in terms of comparison among U.S.shipyards and between U.S. and foreign shipyards. The results identify 16 critical areas where U.S. shipyards lag behind their foreign counterparts. There are nine critical areas where the level of technology could be raised with minor capital investment and five areas which could be raised with modest investment. Only two areas would require major investment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Lowry, R
    • Stevens, W L
    • Craggs, JDF
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM