The USSR and the US are now the two principal naval shipbuilders and ship repairers in the world, each employing about a quarter of a million people in their shipyards. Each supports a larger industry than Japan, which itself has captured about one-half of the world's merchant ship market. The increase in the size and capability of the USSR naval and merchant fleets has received some publicity within the past few years, but little attention has been given to the changes which have created that new and powerful fleet. During the past decade the USSR has modernized its shipyards, adopted advanced production and management methods, and has just about caught up with us in ship technology. As this study shows, the advantages of series production of standardized ships are being fully exploited in Russia.
Naval Ship Systems CommandWashington, DC United States
- Publication Date: 1969-12
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Productivity; Series production; Shipbuilding; Shipyards; Structural design
- Geographic Terms: Former Soviet Union
- Old TRIS Terms: Shipyard design
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00019329
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Shipbuilders Council of America
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 8 1972 12:00AM