The prototype Reserve Merchant Ship Defense System (RMSDS) Facility will provide a base for naval helicopter operations on board a commerical Container ship with minimal time and ship conversion effort. Basically, the design makes use of ISO dimensioned compatible modules to provide for living and operational support facilities for a Navy support detachment. Initially, the design has been developed to suit the Lighting Class of Containership and will support four SH-3H type helicopters and a naval detachment of sixty-five officers and men. This facility consists of four major elements, which are: Flight Deck, Accommodation Array, Hangar Array, and JP-5 Fuel System Storage and Service Array. Modular construction will be utilized to be the maximum exit possible so as to aid in assembly, disassembly, and transportation of the RMSDS Facility. Interconnections between the various modules are all of the quick disconnect type, in keeping with the modular concept, thereby minimizing the potential for delays in assembly and disassembly.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Basile, N K
    • Mashin, N P
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Accession Number: 00170490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM