The author, of the US Naval Sea Systems Command, examines factors affecting the habilability of future US warships. The development, up to the present, of habitability standards for these ships, and the effect of such standards upon ship size, are discussed, and comparisons are made between the U.S. standards and those of other countries. The current habitability programme for ships of the U.S. Navy is described and discussed; since its inception in 1979, much progress has been made in the provision of personnel support facilities <work and off-duty environments> which best support total ship performance and readiness. However, much remains to be done, and some further efforts planned to meet the programme's objectives <which include both peacetime and wartime considerations> and overcome certain problems are outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Engrs J., 96 <1984>, p.66 <Jan.> (9 pp., 17 ref., 2 tab., 4 graphs, 3 diag., 7 phot.)
  • Authors:
    • Castle, J E
  • Publication Date: 1984


  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00686374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM