Accession Number:

AD0436016

Title:

SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING 3 X 15 CAUSEWAY TO LST.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Suitable gear and techniques are needed for connecting an LST to a 3 x 15 pontoon causeway in the surf. Three methods of connection were developed and tested. Test results indicate that spring-mounted bumpers integral with the causeway are a satisfactory method for joining and maintaining a connection with an LST in a 6-foot surf. It was concluded from observations of the shock absorber barge during tests that the system is feasible. It is recommended for in-service testing. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE