MARINE AND TERMINAL TRANSPORIABILITY GUIDANCE
Section I. GENERAL
transportability guidance for movement of the M561. It
to be transported with the vehicle, the ammunition or
covers significant technical and physical characteristics
explosives and the vehicle will be handled and stowed in
and prescribes the materials and guidance to prepare,
accordance with provisions contained in Water Carrier
load, stow, and secure the vehicle. The methods
Tariff No 24 or reissues thereof.
described for lifting and securing the M561 are
suggested procedures. Other methods of handling and
b. Prior to lifting M561 with cargo slings, insure the
stowage may be used providing they will insure delivery
lockout truss kit is installed between the tractor and
without damage to the vehicle.
carrier bodies to prevent damage to the articulated joint
In addition to the safety precautions contained in
Section II. LOADING AND SECURING
2. The M561 should be lifted by
6-3. General Rules for Stowing the M561 on
using the lift provisions at the rear of
General Cargo Vessels
the carrier and front of the tractor.
a. Stowage. Whenever possible, the M561 should
receive the protection of below-deck stowage.
between the tractor and carrier.
general, good stowage of vehicles means placing them
fore and aft as close together as practical, with
minimum spacing between outer vehicles and the
b. Loading. Vehicles should always be loaded on
sweatboards; protecting breakable parts and noting the
vessels in their minimum configuration; that is, reduced
disposition of spare parts and tools, usually within or
height, with or without cargo. The M561 can be loaded
near the vehicle; stowing vehicles in neutral with brakes
under its own power or by crane of adequate capacity
on, battery terminals disconnected and fuel drained, and
onto landing craft, beach discharge lighters, amphibious
securing the vehicles) by adequate blocking and lashing.
lighters, and landing ship tanks. It can also be loaded
Securing includes blocking the vehicle on all four sides
under its own power onto the deck of barges from piers
so that it cannot move in any direction; bracing
when the tidal conditions are suitable and ramps are
individual vehicle blocking to bulkheads, stanchions, or
available. The vehicle can be loaded onto seagoing
other vehicle blocking; and lashing the vehicle with wire
vessels by shoreside cranes; floating cranes; or by the
rope or chain.
ship's own gear, providing the level of preservation
protection will permit; and onto roll-on/roll-off vessels
shows a typical lifting diagram for the M561, figure 6-2
1. When vehicles are loaded on
shows typical blocking and tiedown details, and tables 6-
1 and 6-2 list necessary materials and their application
ventilated by power blowers, such as
for the blocking and tiedown of the M561.
the roll-on/roll-off vessels, fuel need
not be drained from fuel tanks.