Accession Number:

AD0357962

Title:

STANDARD RECOVERY PROCEDURE FOR TACTICAL DECONTAMINATION OF SHIPS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF SHIPS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this project were 1 to proof test a proposed standard recovery procedure for the tactical decontamination of Navy ships and 2 to perform, as required, an operational decontamination of each of three test ships to enable them to make their next scheduled participation. Three washdown-equipped test ships, the YAG-39, the YAG-40, and the LST-611, served as fallout-collection stations and test platforms for other Program 2 projects. These ships were successively contaminated by radioactive fallout from Shots Zuni, Flathead, Navajo, and Tewa. Because of insufficient contamination aboard the ships on their arrival at Eniwetok Lagoon following their several missions, the primary objective was not fulfilled. Therefore, the function of Project 2.9 was generally restricted to operational decontamination between shots.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE