MODULAR PAYLOAD SHIPS IN THE U.S. NAVY

This paper describes the results of intensive studies of a concept called SEAMOD which dliberately "decouples" payload and platform. It allows independent (and parallel) design and acquisition of payload and platform without taking the risk of perturbating the ship design after contract award. The potential payoff and problems associated with segregating the payload and plaftorm into two distinct systems are discussed. The design impact on a typical 8000-ton destroyer (for example, arrangements, structures, displacement, stability, and support systems sizing) is presented. A conceptual version of a 4500-ton SEAMOD frigate is described. Finally, the impact on ship construction, ship modernization and the acquisition process is presented and analyzed. Conclusions reached point to SEAMOD as a way to simplify the design, development and acquisition of Navy surface combatant ships.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 10-12, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM