Table 6-1. Bill of Materials for Blocking and
Tiedown of M561 in General Cargo Vessel (Fig 6-2)
6-4. Special Design Vessels
Roll-on/roll-off vessels, landing ships, and attack cargo
vessels are all equipped with patented lashing gear and
pre-positioned fittings in the deck. The use of such
equipment is adequate, and the vehicles will not require
blocking and bracing.
Table 6-2. Application of Materials for Blocking and
6-5. Barges and Lighters
Tie-down of M561 in Hold of General Cargo Vessel
In moving the M561 by barge or similar lighterage to or
from vessels secured to piers or at a sheltered
anchorage, blocking and chocking materials will be
required. When moving extended distances or through
rough waters, tiedowns must be used.
When moving the vehicle for extended distances or
through rough waters, blocking and tiedowns must be
used. In most cases the vessels are equipped with
turnbuckles with a sheep's foot on one end that fits into
a deck cloverleaf. Where such equipment is not
provided, a suitable substitute may be used.