This paper takes the proposition that at the present time National Defense interests could be better served than they are under the existing Merchant Marine Act. The Defense Establishment has not recognized that the Merchant Marine can be used as an adjunct to our Navy ships, not as a competitor, and that this use will in fact enhance the capability of Navy manned and operated ships. On the other hand, the Department of Commerce has not been as active as it might have been in the pursuit of construction subsidies to those ships which offer a potential for National defense as well as for commerce. This paper makes general suggestions to resolve these differences and some specific changes to National Defense requirement, and develops a rationale as to Navy needs and sealift capacity to justify this approach.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Weintraub, S P
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

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  • Accession Number: 00170883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM