The study covers the investigation of the feasibility only of putting a gantry crane on a Lykes Seabee ship for the purpose of unloading containers from a containership tied up alongside. The crane is to have an outreach of at least 50 ft from the side of the ship, but preferably 100 ft. The installation is a temporary one only, and will be removed from the ship after a test program of approximately one weeks duration. There is to be a minimum (preferably none) of disruption or modification to the ship's structure and systems. The crane must also be suitable for installation on a DeLong Type A pier. Tests of the crane on the DeLong pier are scheduled for September, 1972, and on the third Lykes Seabee for January, 1973. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final technical report
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Dynamics

    Quincy, MA  United States  02169
  • Authors:
    • Morse Jr, A
    • Russell, C H
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 7001-002-002 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DAAK02-72-C-0214
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM