Operational Testing of Causeway Connection Systems for the 20-knot LST.
Technical note Jul 69-Jun 70,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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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
- Marine Engineering