U.S. Navy Towing Manual

$110.00

301 pages, 3-ring binder.

This manual supersedes the May 1987 edition in its entirety and all other towing manuals. Various towing manuals have attempted to go beyond the cookbook type approach of providing detailed information for accomplishing one or at most a few specific kinds of towing missions. This manual includes the full spectrum of Navy towing and provides the user an improved feel for the logic behind the recommendations and guidance. This manual completes previously incomplete appendices by providing more consistent format and graphics work and by including the results of recent R&D efforts to estimate peak towline loads in varying sea states.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 HISTORICAL PROLOGUE
Chapter 2 PRESENT DAY U.S. NAVY TOWING
Chapter 3 ELEMENTS OF TOWING – SHIPS AND HARDWARE
Chapter 4 TOWING PROCEDURES
Chapter 5 SPECIAL TOWS
Chapter 6 TOWING SYSTEM DESIGN
Appendix A SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN TOWING
Appendix B WIRE ROPE TOWLINE COMPONENTS
Appendix C SYNTHETIC FIBER LINE TOWLINE COMPONENTS
Appendix D ANCHOR CHAIN TOWLINE COMPONENTS
Appendix E STOPPERS
Appendix F TOWING HAWSER LOG
Appendix G CALCULATION PROCEDURE FOR TOW RESISANCE DETERMINATION
Appendix H CHECK-OFF LIST FOR REPAIRING AND RIGGING A TOW
Appendix J EMERGENCY TOWING OF SUBMARINES
Appendix K TOWING MERCHANT TANKERS AND OTHER DISABLED SHIPS
Appendix L THE NAVAL ARCHITECT’S APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF AN OCEAN TUG
Appendix M TUG CAPABILITIES
Appendix N TOWING MACHINES AND TRACTION WINCHES
Appendix O ESTIMATION OF DYNAMIC TOWLINE TENSIONS
Appendix P REFERENCES
GLOSSARY
INDEX

Additional information

Weight 4.81 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 11 x 3 in