Figure 14-10.-Forward hold of a ship.
Figure 14-11.-After hold of a ship.
USE OF DUNNAGE
Dunnage is any type of material used to protect the
ship and the cargo.
low-grade lumber is used, but you can also use burlap,
cardboard, heavy paper, and metal battens.
The main function of dunnage is to make the cargo
an integral part of the ship thereby protecting both the
ship and the cargo. Dunnage has the following specific
PREVENTS CHAFINGDunnage prevents one
article from robbing against another as illustrated in
PREVENTS MOVEMENTFigure 14-12 also
shows dunnage between the last two bombs. It fills space
which, if left unfilled, would permit the bombs to shift.
PROVIDES SEPARATION OF CARGO
Material such as burlap or heavy paper may be
effectively used to separate types of lots of material.