PROJECT WALRUS: THE WARTIME USE OF THE US MERCHANT MARINE

A preliminary technical plan, Project Walrus, for the wartime use of the U.S. Merchant Marine is presented. The organization and time schedule of Project Walrus is outlined, dealing with (1) background briefings by military, government, and research organizations, and (2) detailed study and analysis of specific problem areas by special study teams. The teams are proposed for short range transportation requirements (1960-1965), long range transportation requirements (1965-1975), enemy capabilities and U.S. counter measures, technological possibilities, and systems analysis. Further data is given on the composition and scope of the work of the Maritime Research Advisory Committee (MRAC), objectives and compositions of MRAC panels, and the tentative first-week schedule for Project Walrus.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number N-3-P.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences-Natl Research Council

    Maritime Research Advisory Committee, The Whitney Estate
    Woods Hole, MA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1959-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM