Accession Number:

AD0874594

Title:

Operational Testing of Causeway Connection Systems for the 20-knot LST.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Jul 69-Jun 70,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The introduction of the new 20-knot Class 1170 LST into the fleet required the development of a causeway connection system for off-loading cargo over the bow ramp. Two connection systems, the abutment connection and the stand-off connection, were developed. Operational tests of the connection systems are described. To aid the ship in positioning its bow, a modified abutment fender with sides sloping toward the central notch was constructed and tested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE