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  • Supporting the Victoria Class SSK: a naval perspective

    Authors

    Halle ; Hughes

    Date published

    2006

    Abstract

    This paper will address the through life support program for the Victoria Class Submarines (VCS). Consideration will be provided for cost of ownership maintenance optimization working with industry performance metrics and Extended Docking Work Periods (EDWP). The backbone for future long term support of VCS will be Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). The VISSC infrastructure is aligned with five main pillars: Project Management Records Support Services Engineering Support Services Material and Logistics Support Services and Maintenance Support Services. The paper will discuss the ongoing sustainment of the Victoria Class platform focused on being able to meet its operational objectives and the dependence on a proactive technically competent team interacting with a host of marine system specialists within the Canadian Navy and abroad.

    Authors

    Halle ; Hughes

    Date published

    2006

  • Naval Engineering Achievements in the Liberation of the Falklands

    Authors

    E Horlick

    Date published

    1984

    Abstract

    This paper recounts the naval engineering victories in preparation conversion maintenance and repair of the diverse technology from three armed services required to win the Falklands War.

    Authors

    E Horlick

    Date published

    1984

  • Achievement of manpower reductions at sea

    Authors

    P L Hatton ; R G Blakey

    Shelf Location

    213a

    Abstract

    Some details are given of a Royal Navy study into maintaining the same operational capability of a frigate with reduced manning. The main study looks at the `whole ship' but this paper concentrates on the work of sub-groups that have been examining the maintenance and operation of the ships' combat system and marine engineering systems.

    Authors

    P L Hatton ; R G Blakey

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

    Shelf Location

    213a

    Date published

    1989

  • British naval gas turbines

    Authors

    G F A Trewby

    Date published

    1954

    Abstract

    Gas turbine machinery developed by and for the British Royal Navy is reviewed with discussions on naval requirement design manufacture installation testing trials performance fuel consumption air supply noise reliability maintenance control and operating experience. Projects described include gas turbines for warship main propulsion small boats and landing craft and for auxiliary machinery.

    Authors

    G F A Trewby

    Date published

    1954

  • Development of steam turbines for main propulsion of high-powered combatant ships

    Authors

    G B Warren

    Date published

    1947

    Abstract

    General Electric's range of marine main propulsion geared steam turbines for US Navy combatant ships destroyers cruisers and carriers discussed including - early designs for Mahan class ships; later developments and standardization of design; performance tests; safety features; materials construction manufacture; maintenance in-service experience and vibration control.

    Authors

    G B Warren

    Date published

    1947

  • Fibre-optic structural health monitoring system: rough sea trials of the RV Triton

    Authors

    Christopher Baldwin ; Jason Kiddy ; Toni Salter et al.

    Date published

    2002

    Abstract

    A structural health monitoring system for large-scale structures is presented. This has been developed based on FBG (fibre Bragg grating) sensors. The application of this system to US Navy vessels will reduce maintenance ship costs by allowing for the scheduling of need-based maintenance and will increase fleet operational availability and ship survivability by providing ship operators with real-time information concerning the state of the ship structure. Central to the monitoring system is an instrumentation unit capable of detecting signals from hundreds of FBG sensors with sampling rates approaching 2 kHz. The instrumentation is based on SPA's proprietary DSWDM (digital spatial wavelength domain multiplexing) technology. This technology is electro-optics based and has been shown to provide significantly higher sampling rates than comparative FBG interrogation technologies. The prototype HS-FOIS (high speed-fibre optic interrogation system) also possesses a number of advantages intrinsic to optical fibre sensors compared to conventional strain sensor systems. These advantages include extremely low installed weight and volume immunity to electromagnetic interference and corrosive environments and low signal attenuation and drift. The installation and testing of a large-scale fibre optic sensor network on the British Trimaran RV (research vessel) Triton are described. Also detailed are the sensor layout and installation process with emphasis on lessons learned during this procedure. The test procedure and sample data results are presented. Finally conclusions on the presented data and imX31450 A fibre-optic system for downhole monitoring and its future commercialisation R Catherall ; B Bjornstad

    Authors

    Christopher Baldwin ; Jason Kiddy ; Toni Salter et al.

    Date published

    2002

  • Operating experience with bearings in warship main propulsion systems

    Authors

    F E Rann ; W A Simpson

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

    Abstract

    Royal Navy experience with problems and failures of bearings in steam turbine driven warship main propulsion systems discussed including; lubrication failure pitting corrosion misalignment excessive loading excessive heat development of electric currents wear wiping and scoring. Aspects of design manufacture installation and maintenance of bearings and their lubrication systems are considered.

    Authors

    F E Rann ; W A Simpson

    Date published

    1973

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

  • Establishing a naval base

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1976

    Abstract

    Tbe work of the Overseas Bases Department (OBD) within the Support Projects Organisation of Vosper Thornycraft is described the department was set up to advise overseas governments on dock harbour and maintenance facilities for the special needs of naval and patrol vessels. Several projects have been undertaken ranging from the construction of an entirely new harbour for a maritime defence force to the adaption of existing facilities for a coastguard operation.

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1976

  • Prototype trials of a naval boiler at the Admiralty fuel experimental Station Haslar

    Authors

    TM

    Date published

    1964

    Abstract

    The prototype Babcock and Wilcox selectable superheat boiler and auxiliaries developed for the Royal Navy guided missile destroyer HMS Devonshire is described and results of shore trials at the Admiralty fuel experimental station Haslar are reported.

    Authors

    TM

    Date published

    1964

  • The Hunt Class mine countermeasures vessels

    Authors

    A J Harris

    Date published

    1980

    Abstract

    HMS Brecon first Royal Navy Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel of grp construction is described - design; layout; dimensions; propulsion machinery; electrical installations; mission systems (magnetic acoustic diving navigation); control; maintenance and support. Aspects of the properties usage and fabrication of grp are discussed and significant stages in the development of the vessel considered.

    Authors

    A J Harris

    Date published

    1980

  • The warship over the next century

    Authors

    J M Newell

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

    Abstract

    A look is taken at the warship of the future from the next class of Future Surface Combatant for the Royal Navy to the ships we might expect to see towards the end of the 21st century. Build and maintenance cycles and manpower are dealt with as well as engineering issues. An attempt is made to indicate that the technology of the future for warship platforms is Integrated Full Electric Propulsion (IFEP). First technological developments are considered. After this manpower is discussed.

    Authors

    J M Newell

    Date published

    2000

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

  • First experiences with the new Dutch diesel electric LPD

    Authors

    A J Blokland ; G H Ebling

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

    Abstract

    The new diesel electric Landing Platform Dock (LPD) HMS Rotterdam of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) the first NATO vessel above 10000t with full digital diesel-electric ac propulsion has finished the commissioning phase. A user's view is presented on the comparison between design expectations and the experiences with the final electrical system during trials. The propulsion system distribution medium voltage training and operational and maintenance aspects are discussed.

    Authors

    A J Blokland ; G H Ebling

    Date published

    1998

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

  • Reduction of hull vibration on a landing craft by means of a vibration absorber

    Authors

    M J Powell ; G Long ; P A Farrell

    Date published

    1981

    Abstract

    Problems of wave induced vibration in blunt bowed landing craft discussed. Installation adjustment maintenance and sea trials of damped vibration absorbers fitted to LCH (Landing Craft Heavy) vessels of the Royal Navy is described. Ship response with and without the units in calm and roughseas is determined and compared.

    Authors

    M J Powell ; G Long ; P A Farrell

    Date published

    1981

  • Naval ship rules - a classification and certification process for warships

    Authors

    A Broadbent

    Date published

    2002

    Abstract

    The concept of naval ship classification under Lloyd's Register Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Naval Ships is described. These rules have been developed to meet the needs of different navies. The approach provides a consistent process for the design procurement construction and through-life maintenance of naval ships. The experience of bringing a number of RAN (Royal Australian Navy) ships into Class under the Naval Ship Rules is described together with the lessons that have been learned and the challenges to be addressed.

    Authors

    A Broadbent

    Date published

    2002

  • Reduction of hull vibration on a landing craft by means of a vibration absorber

    Authors

    M J Powell ; G Long ; P A Farrell

    Date published

    1981

    Abstract

    Problems of wave induced vibration in blunt bowed landing craft discussed. Installation adjustment maintenance and sea trials of damped vibration absorbers fitted to LCH (Landing Craft Heavy) vessels of the Royal Navy is described. Ship response with and without the units in calm and roughseas is determined and compared.

    Authors

    M J Powell ; G Long ; P A Farrell

    Date published

    1981

  • The development of diesel power for modern naval ships

    Authors

    N Boyd-Ratcliff

    Date published

    1979

    Abstract

    Engine requirements for fast naval strike craft are seen to include speed endurance reliability and easy maintenance. The response of the GEC Diesel Group Paxman has been to develop the high performance diesel engine ranges Ventura and Valenta. The diesels can be used alone or in diesel/gas turbine or diesel/ electric combinations. Further refinements of diesel engines are the low magnetic signature versions for minehunter vessels.

    Authors

    N Boyd-Ratcliff

    Date published

    1979

  • The impact of ICR marine gas turbines on future warship design

    Authors

    N J Moss ; J M Thomson

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

    Abstract

    Basic principles of the intercooled and recuperated (ICR) marine gas turbine WR-21 developed by Westinghouse/Rolls-Royce for the US Navy are discussed with particular attention to its implications for future warship design in respect of: weight of machinery and fuel; space requirements installation considerations and arrangements; operational capabilities; maintenance and manning; and costs.

    Authors

    N J Moss ; J M Thomson

    Date published

    1994

    Publisher

    IMarE Conferences and Symposia

  • Automation of control systems for ships and submarines

    Authors

    J B Famme

    Shelf Location

    213b

    Abstract

    The escalating costs of US technology used in regional military conflicts is coinciding with projected reductions in the defence budget. In addition the new technology puts more demands on manpower and training. Upgrading advanced digital ship control technologies with automated ship systems technology may be a solution to balancing the budget. The evolution of control systems for ships is discussed in detail and the requirements of a navy at war are described. Automation systems that offer reduced manning and lower life-cycle costs are then discussed in terms of navigation systems mission planning threat decision aids damage control and condition-based maintenance. The availability of enabling technologies is highlighted

    Authors

    J B Famme

    Date published

    1995

    Shelf Location

    213b

  • Drydock water pollution control efforts at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

    Authors

    Philip M Host

    Date published

    2006

    Abstract

    Evolving water quality standards and NPDES Discharge Permit limits require improved control of water pollutants associated with maintenance of Navy ships in drydock. During the 1992-1993 NNSY (Norfolk Naval Shipyard) experienced significant problems in meeting NPDES limits for its drydock discharges ultimately resulting in the issue of a Consent Special Order by the state of Virginia demanding action to achieve compliance. An extensive effort undertaken by Norfolk Naval Shipyard is described in which the processes and materials present in drydocks were analysed to identify the key potential pollutant sources and to develop the standards procedures process controls and support resources necessary to gain an acceptable level of control over these pollutants.

    Authors

    Philip M Host

    Date published

    2006

  • HMS Brecom largest GRP warship launched

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1978

    Abstract

    The HMS Brecon a mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV) of the new Hunt class built for the Royal Navy by Vosper Thornycroft is described. She features extensive use of glass reinforced plastics (grp) extruded polyethylene foam and aluminium alloys to give her non-magnetic properties and low maintenance costs. Propulsion is by a low-magnetic signature diesel engines specially developed by Ruston Paxman with either bridge or local manual control. Auxiliary power mine-sweeping equipment and principle particulars are also described.

    Authors

    MER

    Date published

    1978