15 August 2002
SCOPE. This section deals with the selection of an exact location and
type of drydock construction. It is assumed that the general vicinity, such as a specific
shipyard, has been selected, that the size of ship to be accommodated has been
determined, and that the drydock function (that is. shipbuilding or repair) has been
decided. Consideration must be given to strategic site selection to meet present or
future naval requirements, ease of defense, and general accessibility to and from the
POLICY. Generally, specify as many requirements as possible from those
considerations necessary for an ideal site. For drydocks constructed on non-ideal sites,
compromises are necessary regarding desirable factors. Drydock concepts encompass
a variety of types, conditions, capabilities, performances, and cost effectiveness.
Perform an evaluation of interdependent technical and economic factors that permit a
selection among alternatives, to arrive at an optimum drydocking facility for stated
mission at a given geographic location. Evaluation shall be based on life cycle costs
including initial investment, operation, maintenance, and terminal value.