THE MANAGEMENT OF SAFETY OF WARSHIPS IN THE UK

This paper outlines the procedure set up by the Chief Naval Architect of the Ministry of Defense to ensure the safety in service of surface warships and submarines from deficiencies in design and maintenance. The philosophy for each aspect, such as fire resistance or structural strength, is outlined and the means by which it is monitored is described. Only after rigorous qualifying tests can an individual receive a Safety Certificate that is issued solely by the Chief Naval Architect. This paper also discusses the general problem of acceptable risk as related to warships, together with possible causes of accidents. Mention is made of the structural strength, magazine safety, and fire resistance of surface ships and submarines. Through these safety standards, the groundwork has been laid for the endorsement of new ship designs and higher levels of naval vessel safety.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Paper No.10 presented at Royal Institution of Naval Architects Spring Meeting, April 19, 1989
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D K
    • Chalmers, D W
  • Publication Date: 1989

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM