TM 55-07/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
Figure 7-38. Typical closed deck-stow structure under construction.
b. In figure 7-39, the cargo is packaged in containers, thereby providing adequate protection from the
environment; consequently, an open deck-stow structure is used. Open-type construction is sufficient and consists of 2by
10-inch minimum horizontal stiffeners and 4by 4-inch uprights. Bearing plates of 4by 4-inch stock are laid along the
uprights at the deck to provide a surface to which 4by 4-inch bracing members may be extended from adjacent,
permanent ship's structures. Bracing should be elevated as in the closed structure to permit deck wash drainage. The
interior of the stowage area does not need to be floored if the unit loads have been palletized on wooden skids. For
metal pallets, 2by 10-inch minimum flooring is installed over and nailed to 4by 4-inch runners laid on 10-inch centers.