FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS. Liquids having a
flash point below 100 degrees F and do not meet one of
the compressed gas definitions.
CORROSIVE LIQUIDS. Acids, alkaline, and
other liquids that, when brought into contact with living
tissue, will cause severe damage by chemical action. In
case of leakage, these substances will materially
damage the aircraft structure (in case of air shipment),
or will destroy other freight, or cause fire when in
contact with organic matter or with certain chemicals.
Corrosive liquids include nitric acid, sulfuric acid,
battery fluid, etc.
POISONOUS MATERIALS. Poisonous
materials are divided into three classes as follows
1. Class A, Extremely dangerous.
2. Class B, Less dangerous.
3. Class C, Imitating or dangerous to health.
The label for poisonous materials is the same size
and shape as the other labels.
HAZARDOUS RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
are identified by labels shown in figure 14-7.
HAZARDOUS MAGNETIC MATERIALS are
identified by labels shown in figure 14-7.
INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS/MATERIALS are
identified by MIL-STD Symbol 1341. The MIL-STD
symbol is a square label within which is centered a large
diamond symbol, segmented into four parts. The top
three parts reflect the type of hazard with respect to
health, flammability, and reactivity and the lower fourth
part reflects the specific hazard of the material, when
not specifically describable by any or all of the other
three parts. In addition, the categories of health,
flammability, and reactivity show numerical degrees of
hazard varying from zero (0) through 4 to signify no
hazards, slightly dangerous, moderately dangerous,
dangerous or extremely dangerous, respectively. (See
BASIC CARGO DOCUMENTS
Basic cargo documents are normally prepared by
the loading activity.
They are used to standardize
shipping procedures for military cargo or
military-sponsored cargo. These ducuments are:
Cargo Stowage Plan. (No prescribed form.)
Cargo Manifest Water. The Navy currently uses
Transportation Control and Movement
Document (DD Form 1384). Other services use
Cargo Manifest (DD Form 1385).
Cargo Manifest Recapitulation (Water) (DD
The following paragraphs discuss the use of these
Cargo Stowage Plan
A cargo stowage plan is a diagram of a ships cargo
space that shows the location in the ship (on and below
deck) of all the cargo aboard. The stowage plan shows
accurately the location of cargo by hatches. It also
shows the cargo for each port en route, the location of
heavy lifts, the capacity and location of ships booms,
remarks on special items of cargo (location and quantity
of mail, classified cargo, protected cargo, and so forth).
The stowage plan shows cargo in the lower holds in
profile (side view) and cargo on the deck and tween
deck (top view).
The cargo for each port of discharge is shown on
the stowage plan by a different color. If it is not practical
to use a color code, the stowage plan may show the
location of cargo by cross-checking, shading, or some
other means. If all the cargo is for one port, no coding
All cargo is shown on the stowage plan in long tons
(2240 pounds) and measurement tons (40 cubic feet).
The cargo stowage plan serves much the sane
purpose as the stock locator file does in the storeroom.
It helps organize loading so that the cargo is accessible
for unloading and quickly identifies the location and
type of cargo for any given port.
The Transportation Control and Movement
Document (TCMD), DD Form 1384, and the Cargo
Manifest, DD Form 1385, are commonly referred to as
the Ocean Manifest. Each loading activity prepares the
manifest to cover all cargo loaded at that point. A
separate manifest is prepared for each discharge port,
each hatch location, and each consignee.
ADD Form 1384 is shown in figure 14-9 prepared
for an ocean manifest.