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) : Karrh, Billie R.
Report Date : AUG 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 26
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)
Descriptors : (*LANDING CRAFT, COUPLINGS), (*COUPLINGS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), HYDRODYNAMICS, ANCHORS(MARINE), OCEAN WAVES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), INTERACTIONS.
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE