This paper provides a survey of the United States Merchant Marine. It describes the overall content of the American Flag Fleet, discusses the importance and the impact of the Construction Differential Subsidy Program on shipbuilding and assesses ship construction standards such as fire protection, subdivision and automation. Detailed descriptions of typical ships with high utility in national defense roles are provided. Finally, the paper discusses ongoing research and provides some insight into future ships of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Kiss, R K
    • Coffman, E L
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 15-33
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  • Accession Number: 00142824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Naval Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM