This paper covers the Naval Coastal System Laboratory's efforts under Naval Sea Systems Command sponsorship to determine whether the LASH and SEABEE Bargeships can be used in a resupply role for amphibious operations where there are no ports or protected waters. There are three questions involved. Can these ships unload barges in unprotected waters and what sea states are achievable? What are the barge handling problems? How can the barges be unloaded? The second questions of handling barges consists of two parts: a) handling the barges at the stern of the Bargeship for both loading and unloading, and b) moving them from the ship to a marshalling or storage area from which they are taken to the unloading point. This paper covers the capabilities of the LASH ship type to unload or load barges in significant wave heights up to 8 feet, and the Tug and deckhand operations to and from the stern of the Bargeship.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Shumaker, G L
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00172693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Engineers Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM