THE APPLICATION OF SYNTHETIC FIBRE ROPE IN U.S. NAVY TOWING
The U.S. Navy is furthering the use of synthetic ropes for towing. To cope with emergencies, all its ships have to be capable of towing or being towed, and existing ships with wire-rope towing equipment are being converted to use synthetic ropes; all new ships are equipped for towing with synthetic ropes. For offshore towing, the older fleet tugs use synthetic towing-springs in conjunction with wire-rope systems, but the newest class of these tugs have complete synthetic-rope systems. The harbour tugs use synthetic lines; these have worked well, but there have been some difficulties with deck equipment. The Authors, of the Naval Ship Engineering Center, discuss these applications of synthetic rope, and describe the materials and equipment which can be used to make up a "total" synthetic-rope towing system for use by U.S. Navy vessels. Order from: BSRA No. 48,079.
International Tug Convention (5th)Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Jamieson, R D
- Sandison, J C
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Cables; Synthetic rope; Towing devices; Wire rope
- Old TRIS Terms: Towing cables
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00174225
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM