Marinette Marine Awarded $1-Million Navy Contract For MCM Evaluation

Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., has been awarded a Ships System Design Study contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command to evaluate the proposed arrangements and construction techniques of the new class of Mine Countermeasure vessels (MCM) to be built in the near future.

The SSDS design contract will concentrate on review and evaluation of composite vessel construction techniques, including the utilization of wood hull structure, f i b e r g l a s s superstructure, and nonmagnetic machinery components.

Results of the study will be utilized by the Navy in assembling the final contract package of drawings and specifications prior to construction of the lead ship and subsequent follow-on vessels.

The SSDS study will be accomplished by Marinette in conjunction with its design support team of M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., Sperry, Jered Brown, and others, over a period of 11 months. Value of the SSDS contract is in excess of $1,000,000.

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