SHIPBOARD CRANES AND BURTONING GEAR. EVALUATION OF CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN THE LIBERTY SHIP MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

The results of an investigation into the operational performance of cargo cranes installed aboard the MV Thomas Nelson and the orthodox boom and winch equipment on the S.S. Benjamin Chew in an effort to determine their comparative effectiveness are reported. Under the controlled conditions of the study, it was determined that the crane as a cargo handling device is superior to the burtoning system. The conclusions, however, are tentative, and will form the basis for further evaluation under commercial operating conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NAS-NRC-1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Sciences

    Maritime Cargo Transportation Conference
    Washington, DC  USA  20418
  • Publication Date: 1957-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAS-NRC-1 Prog Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N7 onr-29151
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM