TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
3-5. Estimation of Requirements for Materials and Personnel
a. Lumber Requirements. To ensure that the proper quantity and size of lumber are available during the loading
operation, an estimate of materials required must be made, based on the type of cargo, hull configuration, and prestow
plan. Such TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2 estimates are of value in optimizing lumber usage and in evaluating
excess or inadequate securing procedures. Any additions or deletions to the basic securing estimate should be
documented for future reference. Figure 3-4 shows a typical estimate sheet used at military ocean terminals,
ammunition depots, and weapon stations for estimating lumber requirements.