An economic comparison is made of two Mariner-type ships; one a conventional vessel and the other a proposed semi-automated ship. United Aircraft was responsible for estimating the first cost and maintenance costs for the automation equipment and the author estimates other economic factors. The report concludes that United Aircraft's shipboard automation appears economically feasible, can be applied to ships in either long or short trade routes with equal success, and would provide little, if any, benefit to subsidized operators under the present subsidy law.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number U-4-E.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Norden Division
    Norwalk, CT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Benford, H
  • Publication Date: 1960-12-21

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2228
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM