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