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United States Army Field Manuals FM 55-17 Army Cargo

United States Army Field Manuals FM 55-17 Army Cargo

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FM 55-17

CARGO SPECIALISTS' HANDBOOK

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HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

*FM 55-17 FIELD MANUAL NO 55-17 Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 16 February 1999

CARGO SPECIALISTS' HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS Page PREFACE ............................................................................................................................ x PART ONE TERMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, FACILITIES, AND VE
FM 55-17

CARGO SPECIALISTS' HANDBOOK

DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

*FM 55-17 FIELD MANUAL NO 55-17 Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 16 February 1999

CARGO SPECIALISTS' HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS Page PREFACE ............................................................................................................................ x PART ONE TERMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, FACILITIES, AND VE

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HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
FM 55-17
CARGO SPECIALISTS'HANDBOOK
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
 
*FM 55-17i
FIELD MANUAL HeadquartersNO 55-17 Department of the ArmyWashington, DC, 16 February 1999
CARGO SPECIALISTS' HANDBOOKTABLE OF CONTENTSPagePREFACE
............................................................................................................................x
PART ONE TERMINAL ORGANIZATIONS, FACILITIES, ANDVESSELS
................................................................................................1-1
CHAPTER 1 AN OVERVIEW OF TERMINAL OPERATIONS
.............................1-1
Section I. Overview
................................................................................1-11-1. INTRODUCTION.......................................................................1-11-2. TYPES OF TERMINAL OPERATIONS.....................................1-11-3. TERMINAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CONTINENTALUNITED STATES.......................................................................1-31-4. TERMINAL ORGANIZATIONS IN A THEATER OFOPERATIONS............................................................................1-31-5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MILITARY SEALIFTCOMMAND................................................................................1-61-6. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TERMINAL UNITS ANDMILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND SHIPS.................................1-61-7. RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLEANING CARGO SPACES............1-7
Section II. Strategic Sealift Ships
..........................................................1-81-8. MISSION OF THE STRATEGIC SEALIFT SHIPS.....................1-81-9. ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW.............................................1-81-10. MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND............................................1-81-11. MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT COMMAND...............1-91-12. DEPLOYING UNITS..................................................................1-91-13. SUPERCARGO PERSONNEL....................................................1-101-14. CARGO MAINTENANCE CREW..............................................1-10
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
*This publication supersedes FM 55-17, 9 September 1990.
 
FM 55-17
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PageCHAPTER 2HARBOR FACILITIES AND VESSELS
..............................................2-1
Section I. Overview
................................................................................2-12-1.INTRODUCTION.......................................................................2-12-2.SHIPBOARD DIRECTIONS.......................................................2-12-3.CARGO COMPARTMENTS......................................................2-22-4.US MARITIME ADMINISTRATION CLASSIFICIATIONSYSTEMS...................................................................................2-42-5.SHIPPING CATEGORIES..........................................................2-42-6.SEALIFT ENHANCEMENT FEATURES PROGRAM...............2-82-7.READY RESERVE FORCE........................................................2-13
Section II. T-AKR 295 and 296 Class Ship Configurations
..................2-142-8.GENERAL SHIP CHARACTERISTICS.....................................2-14
PART TWOGEAR AND EQUIPMENT
....................................................................3-1
CHAPTER 3SHIP'S GEAR AND RIGGING PROCEDURES
..................................3-1
Section I. Ship's Gear
............................................................................3-13-1.INTRODUCTION.......................................................................3-13-2.CHAINS, HOOKS, AND SHACKLES........................................3-13-3.RIGGINGS AND DECK FITTINGS...........................................3-43-4.TYPES OF WINCHES................................................................3-83-5.WINCH OPERATION.................................................................3-93-6.SIGNALS USED IN WINCH OPERATIONS..............................3-11
Section II. Rigging Procedures
..............................................................3-113-7.RIGGING STANDARD CARGO BOOMS..................................3-113-8.TOPPING BOOMS......................................................................3-133-9.LOWERING BOOMS.................................................................3-153-10.RIGGING SYSTEMS..................................................................3-243-11.RIGGING HATCH TENTS.........................................................3-273-12.RIGGING SAVE-ALLS..............................................................3-283-13.RIGGING STANDARD BOOMS FOR HEAVY LIFTS..............3-283-14.HEAVY-LIFT BOOMS...............................................................3-303-15.MODERN JUMBO BOOMS.......................................................3-343-16.SINGLE SWINGING BOOM......................................................3-353-17.YARD-AND-STAY RIG WITH DOUBLE PURCHASE.............3-363-18.BLOCK-IN-BIGHT RIGGING ON DOUBLE-RIGGEDHATCH.......................................................................................3-373-19.FOUR BOOMS DOUBLED UP ON DOUBLE-RIGGEDHATCH.......................................................................................3-393-20.HAGGLUNDS CRANE...............................................................3-403-21.HAND SIGNALS FOR HAGGLUNDS CRANE OPERATION...3-44

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