done and submit it to the TYCOM for review. The
TYCOM forwards the approved requests either to the
naval shipyard or SUPSHIP.
Each year the TYCOMs send NAVSEA a list of the
SHIPALTs recommended for completion during the next
fiscal year overhaul. NAVSEA reviews the lists and uses
them as the basis for its own list of authorized SHIPALT
that it publishes in the Fleet Modernization Program (FMP).
Some SHIPALTs are planned by a Planning and
Engineering for Repairs and Alterations (PERA), and
those plans reach the shipyard by other routes that we
will not discuss here. For our purposes, NAVSEA sends
a 180-day letter to the TYCOM and to the shipyards
planning department. The letter contains a priority list
of SHIPALTs to be completed during the scheduled
overhaul and a funds grant to cover the cost of the work.
About 90 days before the ship arrives at the
shipyard, NAVSEA sends the shipyard, the TYCOM,
and the ship a 90-day material status letter. This letter
contains a list of approved alterations in priority order
for each ship and any changes in the work that was
authorized in the 180-day letter.
SUPERVISOR OF SHIPBUILDING,
CONVERSION AND REPAIR
Each naval district has a Supervisor of Shipbuilding,
Conversion and Repair, USN (SUPSHIP) under the
NAVSEASYSCOM. SUPSHIP might be called the
commercial arm of naval ship construction, conversion,
alteration, overhaul, and repair. It alone can contract with
private repair organizations for work on Navy ships in
private shipyards, naval shipyards, IMAs, SIMAs, or
SRFs. Its major role is to procure private contracting
repair services where Navy repair services are not
equipped to handle the job. Civilian contractors may
provide these services entirely, as in new ship
construction or overhauls in a civilian shipyard. They
also may work in conjunction with naval personnel in
naval shipyards, IMAs, SIMAs, and SRFs. An officer in
charge heads the Office of the Supervisor of
Shipbuilding. This officer has many of the same
oversight responsibilities as a shipyard commander in a
naval shipyard. SUPSHIP is responsible for the
following tasks and functions:
. Administer Department of the Navy and other
Department of Defense shipbuilding, design,
conversion, and facility contracts at private shipyards.
. Procure and administer overhauls, repairs,
alterations, activations, and inactivations on naval ships
under master contracts with private shipyards.
. Provide contract administration services for all
DOD contracts awarded to plants according to the plant
. Carry out mobilization logistic planning
functions, which include responsibility to (1) perform
planning assigned in the NAVSEA Logistic Support
Plan (LSP), and prepare and maintain a subsidiary
mobilization logistic support plan; (2) do Industrial
Mobilization production Planning (IMPP); (3) serve as
Armed Services Procurement Planning Officer
(ASPPO); and (4) maintain the Register of Planned
Emergency Procedures (RPEP) for assigned facilities.
. Supervise the installation of ordnance equipment
on merchant ships at private yards.
. Carry out NAVSEAs marine salvage duties
within the naval district.
. Provide technical guidance in the matters in this
list to all naval activities in the assigned naval district,
to the area coordinator, and to the Military Sealift
. Provide administrative support services to
perform other tasks as directed.
ORGANIZATION OF SUPSHIP
Figure 9-7 shows the organization of SUPSHIP.
NAVSEA must approve any deviation from this
standard organization. SUPSHIP is the direct
representative of the command(s) for whom SUPSHIP
is acting in official transactions with contractors.
SUPSHIP reviews all correspondence between
contractors and NAVSEA and recommends to NAVSEA
the proper course of action. SUPSHIP administration
ensures proper placement and administration of Master
Contracts for Repair and Alteration of Vessels and job
orders, timely and economical completion of overhaul
and repair work, conformance of such work with
specification requirements, maintenance of acceptable
quality standards, and safe practices.
SUPSHIP delegates duties and responsibilities to
the assistant officer-in-charge. In districts where
SUPSHIP is the commander of a naval shipyard or the
head of another activity, the assistant officer-in-charge,