Accession Number:

AD0256380

Title:

PROPULSION UNIT MOUNTINGS FOR 3-X 15-PONTOON CAUSEWAY SECTIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

An investigation was conducted to determine the possibility of developing a special type of mounting that would permit propulsion units to be placed on 3- x 15-pontoon causeway sections. The mounting would provide a means for moving the units clear of the end-to-end connection so that the sections may be used as barges as well as causeways, thus eliminating the need for tender craft and the additional expense and utilization of critical shipping space attendant with their use. Two different prototype mountings were fabricated and tested. Neither design was successful because the causeway sections could not be connected without the aid of tender craft. It was concluded from this and other unfavorable operational factors that development of a special propulsion unit mounting for the intended purpose is not feasible. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE