TM 55-07/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
Figure 7-21 Complete encasement of kingpost within class 'A " magazine.
b. Partial Encasement. Provided the obstruction is not located within a class "A" magazine, partial encasement is
used to protect the cargo. Encasement procedures vary slightly, based on whether the sweatboard-to-sweatboard or
blockstowage method is employed.
(1) In the sweatboard-to-sweatboard method, obstructions such as ladders and stanchions are first encsed
as shown in figure 7-22. Unit loads are then stowed against the encased structure. Uprights are spaced around the
obstruction, and each upright should provide a bearing surface for the cargo. Kickers of similar size stock and spaced
not more than 36 inches apart are used to secure the uprights and unitize the structure. Partial encasement need not be
constructed higher than the adjacently stowed unit loads; however, the structure or ladder should remain accessible and
available for use, if necessary. If adjacent stowage of rectangular unit loads is intended, uprights and kickers should be
constructed of minimum 2by 4-inch stock. Overhanging unit loads are accommodated by boarding of minimum 2by 6-
inch lumber secured to the uprights at intervals compatible with the exposed surfaces of the cargo. Finally, the unit load
is stowed tightly so that it contacts the encased structure. Figure 7-23 shows a typical partial encasement of a stanchion
and ladder with a rectangular type of unit load. Also, partial encasement of an air vent is shown in figure 7-24.