Quantcast Mine Sweepers

Click Here to
Order this information in Print

Click Here to
Order this information on CD-ROM

Click Here to
Download this information in PDF Format

 

Click here to make tpub.com your Home Page

Page Title: Mine Sweepers
Back | Up | Next

Click here for a printable version

Google


Web
www.tpub.com

Home

   
Information Categories
.... Administration
Advancement
Aerographer
Automotive
Aviation
Combat
Construction
Diving
Draftsman
Engineering
Electronics
Food and Cooking
Math
Medical
Music
Nuclear Fundamentals
Photography
Religion
USMC
   
Products
  Educational CD-ROM's
Printed Manuals
Downloadable Books

   


 

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Back
Tank Landing Ship USS Newport (LST-1179)
Up
Naval Orientation - Military manual for administrative purposes
Next
Auxiliary and Support Ships
The  first  LST  of  a  revolutionary  new  design, USS  Newport  (LST-  1179)  (fig.  19-16),  was  com- missioned in June of 1969. This was the first U.S. Navy combat vessel equipped with a bow thruster (side propulsion unit) to aid in maneuvering. The  Newport  is  the  fastest  and  largest  LST ever built. The new design features a clipper bow, an extended bow ramp instead of bow doors, and a rounded bottom. The tank deck is connected to the main deck by a ramp forward of the bridge. Stern doors  allow  easy  loading  and  unloading  of  cargo and   troops.   Vehicle   stowage   is   500   tons.   The stowage  area  is  19,000  square  feet,  5,000  more than previous LSTs. These ships can transport and land amphibious vehicles, tanks, combat vehicles, and equipment in amphibious    assaults.    In    addition,    they    can transport and launch a pontoon cause-way section in the amphibious objective area. AMPHIBIOUS   COMMAND   SHIPS.   —An amphibious command ship (LCC) can serve simul- taneously  as  a  command  ship  for  an  amphibious task   force,   a   landing   force,   and   air   support commanders   during   amphibious   operations.   It provides    accommodations    and    command    and communications facilities for the various commanders  and  their  staffs.  This  ship  has  the most   modern   and   capable   command   facilities afloat.  At  this  time,  only  two  ships  of  this  type, USS Blue Ridge and USS Mount Whitney (fig. 19- 17), are in commission. Blue Ridge Class Data Displacement 17,100 tons Length 620 feet Beam 108 feet Draft 29 feet Shaft horsepower 22,000 Accommodations 775 Troops 150 MINE   SWEEPERS.   —The   Navy’s   newest mine-sweeping ship class, the Avenger, represents a  revolutionary  concept  in  mine  warfare.  These ships are designed as mine hunter/killers capable of  performing  reconnaissance,  classification,  and neutralization of moored and bottom mines. These   ships   operate   the   remotely   piloted, tethered Mine Neutralization System (MNS). This system  combines  sonar  and  video  capability  with cable   cutters   and   a   mine-detonating   device   (a releasable, remotely controlled explosive). Using  the  MNS,  an  operator  aboard  the  mine countermeasures (MCM) ship (fig. 19-18) can 134.115 Figure 19-18 .-USS Avenger (MCM-1), the lead ship of its class. 19-17

Privacy Statement - Press Release - Copyright Information. - Contact Us - Support Integrated Publishing

Integrated Publishing, Inc.