WHITHER FAST SEALIFT: A CALL TO ACTION

This paper begins with comments on U.S. accomplishments in sealift and a summary of current problems in fast sealift. It discusses strategic mobility concepts and highlights system interactions and linkages in moving war materials and replacement forces from depots and factories to the front lines. The paper then deals with operational requirements "pull" as related to analysis and allocation of performance among components of the strategic mobility system. Sealift technology options are characterized and the performance potential of these options are described. Operational requirements are then revisited from a technologist's perspective. Finally, the paper concludes with a call to action that would suggest a modest reallocation of transportation resources to establish and sustain a fast sealift production program, sustain a sector of the maritime industrial base hard pressed by a lack of commercial shipbuilding, and achieve a relatively near-term increase in fast sealift capability.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Hope, J P
  • Publication Date: 1989-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00657948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM