CHAPTER 3 TOWING EQUIPMENT
Section VII. Description and data
This equipment consists of components shown in Figure 3-1. The towing bridle includes flounder plate, two
chains, four detachable chain links for attaching each chain to flounder plate and to shackles, and two bolt type shackles
for attaching towing bridle to barge padeyes. Two padeyes provide attaching points for hooking towing bridle to barge.
This equipment is fabricated by the shipyard in accordance with drawings referenced in Appendix A.
This equipment is stowed in void 1 through a access hatch on the forward weatherdeck. The bow crane is used
to move and handle the towing bridle.
Capabilities. This equipment provides capability for towing barge to and from deployment site.
Limitations. While this equipment is in use, barge cannot be towed in excess of 8 knots in Sea State 3 conditions.
15/16 to 1 3/8 in. nominal
Type I, grade C, class 1
1 1/4 in. nominal
Type IV, class 6
1 5/8 in. nominal
Plate, 2-in. stk