Accession Number:

ADA158856

Title:

Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore II. Test and Evaluation. Photographic Summary Report. Deployment Test, RO/RO Test, Throughput Test, Demonstrations.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT LOGISTICS OVER THE SHORE LITTLE CREEK VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore II JLOTS II Roll-On-Roll-OffRORO Test was conducted in two phases in the summerfall of 1983 using two ships that are representative of RORO ships in the U.S. Flag Fleet. The first phase was conducted in July 1983 with the MV CYGNUS, a self-sustaining RORO ship with integral ramp. The second phase, in September 1983, used the SS ATLANTIC BEAR, a non self-sustaining RORO ship without an integral ramp. The purpose of the test was to assess the Services capability to assemble, install, and operate the Navys RORO Discharge Facility and determine sustained throughput rates for wheeled and tracked vehicles. The Discharge Facility and supporting lighterage would be used when fixed facilities are damaged or otherwise not available. The test involved offloading and backloading approximately 150 selected Army and Marine Corps vehicles using the Discharge Facility moored to the ship. The USS Atlantic Bear test differed from the MV CYGNUS test in the additional installation of a ramp and fendering as part of the RORO Discharge Facility. Lighterage, consisting of causeway ferries and LCUs transferred vehicles from ship to shore. The ships were anchored approximately one mile offshore at Fort Story, Virginia during offloadbackload operations. The test confirmed that elements from the Navys Amphibious Construction Battalion could perform all operations related to the installation, operation, and removal of the Discharge Facility. The report has photographic coverage of all phases.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE