The British BOB ( barges on board ) system has been developed by Turnbull Marine Design Co Ltd. In the Turnbull Marine barge-carrier proposals, the stern lift section has been replaced by a watertight dock compartment located amidships and extending the full breadth of the vessel. Large, hinged, shell access openings port and starboard allow barges to be floated into and out of the compartment at will. Fore and aft of the dock compartment the ship is divided, by watertight bulkheads, into a number of holds for the stowage of the barges. This system could also be applied to general cargo vessels which occasionally carry a heavy indivisible load needing a special lifting derrick to handle it.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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  • Accession Number: 00005568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1970 12:00AM