Accession Number : AD0874579

Title :   Operational Testing of the Mexeflote Lashing and Launching System for Pontoon Causeways.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 68-May 70,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Karrh, Billie R. ; Traffalis, James J.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The report describes operational tests of the MEXEFLOTE lashing-launching system conducted by Amphibious Construction Battation-TWO in conjunction with the operational evaluation of the Ammi causeway system. Operational tests included lifting and launching in calm water and in the open sea with an 1156 Class LST, which was modified for the tests. The existing lashing and launching system is compared economically and operationally to the MEXEFLOTE system for the 1179 LST and for other LST classes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLOATS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS), LANDING CRAFT, POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), LAUNCHING, TEST METHODS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE