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SUPSHIP Operations Manual (SOM) (NAVSEA S0300-B2-MAN-010)

The SUPSHIP Operation Manual (SOM) describes the mission, functions, responsibilities, organizational structure, and common business operations of the Supervisors of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIPs). The SOM is primarily intended for use as an online, quick reference desk guide which is extensively hyperlinked to reference documents and websites.

The links below enable viewing or downloading the complete SOM, individual chapters, or SOM-related documents. Downloading the entire SOM enables offline use and the ability to search content across the full document. Revision dates are recorded by individual chapter and the revision date of the complete SOM reflects the most recent change to any chapter.

The SOM-related documents include the SUPSHIP Managers’ Internal Control Program (MICP) Manual, a Word version of the Communication Plan Template that is included in chapter 5 for use by project offices, and the SOM Maintenance Addendum that describes the procedures for maintaining the SOM.

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 SOM Change Submission

Users are encouraged to submit comments, recommend changes, and report errors in the SOM and SOM website by contacting the SOM Manager at 202-781-4074

 SOM Reference Sites


 SOM Training


SOM training is available in two forms, the SOM Field Course and the SUPSHIP Operations Seminar. The Field Course is a 3-½ day course given at least once annually at each SUPSHIP and SUPSHIP detachment. The SOM Operations Seminar is a 4-hour session given at NAVSEA headquarters. This seminar provides an overview of SUPSHIP functions and responsibilities in overseeing ship design and construction projects. The course is scheduled on an "as-needed" basis.

Contact the SOM Manager at 202-781-4074 for additional information.