A number of papers relating to ship design and vulnerability have already been published using the lessons learned from the Falklands War. This paper approaches the subject from the total ship viewpoint, taking into account the interactions of various design developments and the resultant design compromises. The ideal answer to specific problems has to be balanced against the practical problems experienced by the shipbuilder in integrating individual solutions into the whole ship and in producing a viable and usable vessel. Practical examples are analyzed, taking into account cost constraints, working and environmental limitations and current and potential benefits. Wherever possible, experience gained in service is considered and its effects on the iterative design process are discussed, particularly in the contexts of time scale, effects on service conditions and morale, etc. Design developments resulting from advances in technology and materials since 1982 are also discussed, even if these are not specifically attributable to the Royal Navy's experience in the Falklands.

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  • Pagination: 9p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM