TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
Figure 7-40. Special deck stowage of weatherproof containers.
(1)Before the item (fig 7-40) is loaded, risers constructed of a double thickness of 2 by 10-inch minimum boarding are
laid on the metal deck in the athwartship orientation and are positioned so that they have direct and full contact with the
container skids. The containers are tiered two high, are strapped together before loading, and are placed on the deck in
groups separated a minimum distance of 3 feet from adjacent groups. This spacing provides ready application of the
various securing materials and is a requirement of the particular item.
(2) As each tiered unit load is positioned, spaces constructed of 4 by 4-inch uprights cut to a length that
extends slightly above the height of the unit load are placed adjacent to the lifting bracket near each end of the container
and are laced together with 2 by 4-inch minimum material, as shown. After the final unit load is in place, a single
thickness of 2 by 10-inch minimum lumber of sufficient length to span the entire grouping is laid across the top at each
end of the container. A suitable barrier material is placed on the unprotected sides of the container at the point where the
banding material would otherwise make contact with and cause chafing of the container. The entire group is then banded
together, with the 2-inch banding material, on the center of the 2 by 10-inch lumber and barrier material. Uprights and
braces of 4 by 4-inch stock are then installed and laced together, and the 1/2-inch lashing cable is attached as shown.