Accession Number : AD0782583

Title :   Bargeships in Amphibious Logistics--Coronado Lash Barge Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Jan 73-Feb 74,

Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Karrh,B. R.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The advent of barge-carrying ships provides a new transport capability that may influence military logistics in ports and over undeveloped beaches. To explore military applications of these new 'floating containers,' LASH barges were used to perform a variety of sea tests at Coronado, California. Existing Fleet assets were used to conduct tests related to (1) barge towing, handling and maneuvering, (2) barge marshalling (clustering) at sea, (3) cargo handling from barges at sea, and (4) helicopter/barge interaction. The tests demonstrated that cargo barges from commercial barge-carrying ships can be handled and unloaded by the amphibious forces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Barges, *Amphibious operations, *Logistics support, Towing, Mooring, Cranes, Cable assemblies, Hoists, Pallets, Helicopters, Cargo ships

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE